Prepare for the Transit of Venus
Post date: Jul 25, 2012 1:8:13 AM
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!
Websites to visit:
2012 Transit of Venus -- Shadows on the Sun (by NASA) http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/
Transit of Venus (by Chuck Bueter) www.transitofvenus.org
Transit of Venus (by Astronomers Without Borders) http://transitofvenus.nl/wp/
Safe Solar Viewing http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2012/transit/viewing.php
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!