Transit of Venus is Tuesday Evening

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By Dave Coulter

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When one is looking up why limit the view to just leaves, birds and clouds?  I guess that has been my motto pretty much since childhood, and this Tueday we'll all get a historic opportunity to enjoy the last Transit of Venus until 2117.  

For us in North America the evening of June 5 is when we'll want to pop the popcorn for the big show.  The weather looks favorable Tuesday, but if it clouds up or you can't safely observe the Transit properly don't fear: NASA EDGE will be hosting a live webcast  from Mauna Kea, Hawaii.  

The Transit of Venus is one of those singular events where many people on Earth can share in the wonder of the heavens.  So let's all get out there....or up there. Oh, you know what I mean.....go Venus, go!   

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Dave Coulter  

Posted: June 4th, 2012 1:56 PM

Cool! Oughta make Mars red with envy. ;)


Posted: June 4th, 2012 9:30 AM

Thanks for the reminder!weather permitting . . . The Transit of Venus to be viewed with outdoor "planetary" music in Albuquerque, NM Balloon Museum Grounds. The music begins with the "Transit of Venus March" by John Philip Sousa. After intermission, the NM Philharmonic will perform Gustav Holst's seven movement suite"The Planets." Each movement is named after a planet. Intermission: Presentation "Telescopes and Balloons." Viewings with filtered telescopes from: Albuquerque Astronomical Sociey.

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