Nov. 8, 2006, astronomy enthusiasts around the world peered into
solar telescopes and watched the tiny black disk of a planet glide
in front of the Sun. It was a rare Transit of Mercury.
then, we've received hundreds of pictures of the transit--made with
everything from simple pencil and paper to the most sophisticated
H-alpha filters and digital cameras. From a field of many fine
and splendid entries, we've selected a few as winners of the
Transit of Mercury Photo (and Art) Contest.