Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Transit of Venus

We did it. We saw Venus in front of the sun and have the picture to prove it. See that little black dot below the black band from the tv? That's Venus. This event won't happen again until December of 2117. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity that we'd be silly to miss out on considering the observatory is a four minute walk from our house.

We waited in line for one of the observatory telescopes but afterwards we were able to look through lots of others that people had brought and set up in front of the observatory.

Now we can check that off our summer bucket list!

Did you see the transit? If you are local and interested in learning more about our observatory let me know. We have one of the best telescopes in the country that is available for the public!

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