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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

[Correction] TRANSIT of VENUS Observing Session

[The FYI posted on Fri 1 June had the incorrect date for the event. The CORRECT date is Tue 5 June.] As Venus orbits the sun, it occasionally crosses the disk of the sun from our point of view. But it doesn't happen often. It last happened in 2004 and the next one will be in 2117! The UMD Observatory and Astronomy Department will be hosting a special observing program on Tue 5 June to allow folks to safely observe the transit (one should never look at the sun without proper filters!!). The transit begins at 6pm but we will start observing the sun at 5pm. We will observe until the sun sets at about 8:30pm. As it gets dark, we will stay and observe some bright night time objects. PLEASE visit our page for details about the program!! {Will appear in FYI on Jun 4, 2012
Start Time:
5:00 PM
End Time:
10:30 PM
Stadium Drive Garage -- top level
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Elizabeth M. Warner Astronomy/Observatory +1 301 405 6555

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