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TRANSIT OF VENUS @ University of Maryland

The UMD Observatory will be hosting a **TRANSIT OF VENUS** observing session on the UMD College Park campus. Several telescopes with various solar filters will be set up to safely observe the event. We plan on starting to observe the Sun at about 5pm with the Transit beginning at 6pm. The Sun sets at ~8:30pm with Venus about 1/3 of the way across. After the Sun sets, we will stay and observe a couple of night time targets until about 10:30ish.

WHERE: top level of Stadium Drive Garage (garage closest to Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)

Details/information at
http://www.astro.umd.edu/openhouse/2programs/special/20120605_Venus.html

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  • Elizabeth W.

    Despite the clouds, a good time was had by all! Solar glasses, several telescopes, and enthusiastic volunteers!

    June 29, 2012

  • Jeffrey C. J.

    Just wish I could pass out my spare glasses to everyone. Had a look at the sun yesterday, she looks great!

    May 31, 2012

  • Jeffrey C. J.

    I'll RSVP for this an the national mall event, though I want to see if my friend who works at Goddard can get me in but I don't think so because she's rather haggard with putting her house on the market this week.

    May 31, 2012

  • Elizabeth W.

    Actually, you have several choices as there are a number of events around the area... they just haven't all been posted here. There's the event at NASM, UMD, GSFC, MCO, HAL,...

    May 30, 2012

  • Jeffrey C. J.

    Wait, we have 2 choices now? UMD has EVSEs meaning I could charge my Electric Car so it's in some ways more convenient than driving downtown but are we making this an either-or for the event next week? I wish we could all be together and I have lots of specs for us but as a noob to the group I don't make waves. Just wonder why my Reston Writers aren't keen on seeing the plantary sun spot.

    May 30, 2012

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