HERE'S AN UPDATE AS OF JUNE 5 AT 11AM!
The Douglas College and RASC transit events are rain or shine!
The RASC is at two locations: SFU, and Vanier Park (if we can see the Sun) or inside the Space Centre (if we can't).
Volunteers will stand by with telescopes at Douglas College, and both RASC locations, until near sunset, in case there is even partial clearing! Live feeds from observatories in Hawaii will also be available at all three locations. And all three locations will be ready by 2:30PM.
At Douglas College, it's Room 3903 for both the simulcast and observing, and you can contact Jennifer Kirkey at[masked] for more information, including real-time updates on their status.
For the SFU event, you can contact Ciara Morgan-Feir at[masked] for updates, and it's room AQ4150 for both the simulcast and for observing, one floor up from the main south concourse of the Academic Quadrangle. A specialized telescope that offers stunning views of solar activity will be available. The location of the SFU event is circled in red on this campus map (http://rasc-vancouver.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/SFU-Transit-of-Venus-Location-and-Parking.pdf).
Finally, we'll be at the Space Centre - unless the there is even partial clearing, in which case we will relocate to Vanier Park, near the big rectangle. We will also have specialized solar telescopes at the ready. The Space Centre will have a simulcast and other activities - admission by donation - and they will open the GMSO if skies clear.
Keep rooting for clear(ing) skies this afternoon evening!
This is not a RASC Vancouver event, but is posted here because it may be more convenient for some of you to get to than the RASC events at the Space Centre and SFU:
Douglas College will host a Transit of Venus viewing event at their New Westminster campus.
The address is:
700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
(one block uphill from the New Westminster skytrain station)
Viewing will be on the fourth floor patio of the South Building (river side of the college) beside "The Gathering Place", the college's First Nations Welcome Centre.
The transit begins a few minutes after 3pm and continues until after sunset.
Contact: Jennifer Kirkey[masked] (work) or[masked] (cell)