Monday, June 4, 2012

The Venus Transit

Day 7 of Summer Fun

Did you know that this Tuesday, June 5, 2012 a once in a lifetime phenomena is going to take place? It is called the Venus Transit.  (Click on the link for more info) The Venus Transit occurs when Venus passes the face of the sun and with special glasses or telescopes we can see it. It will only happen once in your lifetime. The next scheduled transit is in 2117.

It begins Tuesday at 3pm and goes until 9pm. No. you cannot look at the sun without special glasses or you will damage your eyes. Did you get some glasses to see the eclipse 2 weeks ago? Those are the glasses you will need. BYU was handing glasses out and may still have some if you are in need of a pair.

If you live close to the Utah Natural History Museum, drop by for a look-see. They will have telescopes set up and you can enter for a chance to win one.

We are watching the Transit from the comfort of our own yard, but we won't miss this opportunity to see it.
             
Slooth Space Camera will provide a live broadcast from worldwide sites we can view online at

Happy viewing!