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TRANSIT OF VENUS @ University of Maryland

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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