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Prepare for the Transit of Venus

posted Jul 24, 2012, 6:08 PM by mcorp@starsatyerkes.net   [ updated Mar 4, 2013, 11:15 PM ]
Transit of Venus - Prepare Now!
 
 

                             
- Venus viewer constructed by Kevin McCarron                                          

Transit of Venus June 5th, 2012

(5:04 CDT to Sunset for Lake Geneva and Williams Bay, WI)


The Transit of Venus is a solar system show starring Venus and the Sun on the evening of June 5th.  It won't happen again until the year 2117!  The planet Venus can be seen crossing the disk of the Sun.  It will look like a tiny black dot in eclipse shades (which can also be used to see a setting Annular Solar Eclipse on May 20th). 

Click here for full details about this truly once in a lifetime event!

Click here for registration for Yerkes Transit of Venus events.

Websites to visit: 

 If you would like help organizing an event at your site please contact us at Yerkes Observatory, 262-245-5555.

Yerkes Observatory also hosts Family Night Programs. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 6-8pm
 Our Solar System!


Do the Planets Walk!  Explore how the motions of planets depend on their distance to the Sun.
Learn about eclipses and how we will be able to see Venus cross in front of the Sun on June 5th!

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