A Transit of Venus

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

 

 

 

A Transit of Venus

A Transit of Venus from Chabot Space and Science Center webpageShortly after 3:00 pm the planet Venus will makes it way on its orbit crossing the sun.  We on earth will be able to see the silhouette of Venus as it transit the Sun.  This is a rare celestial event which will occur next in 2117.  

Chabot Space and Science Center will have live broadcasts from NASA and hands on demonstrations.  The program starts at 3:06 pm at the Chabot Space Center at 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland.  Chabot Space and Science Center will be open Tuesday, June 5 from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm to watch the transit of Venus.

Remember not to look directly at the sun.  NASA’s website has instruction on what to do to protect your eyes and still watch the transit of Venus.

This is a once in a lifetime event, so don’t miss it.



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A friend of mine picked up glasses to view this tonight.  Should be interesting!

June 05, 2012 01:08 PM
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We saw this on the news tonight but did not get to see it in person. Did you?

June 05, 2012 09:45 PM
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Ken Spencer
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Took a few photographs from beginning until the sun went down.  Fantastic feeling to see such a historical event that will not repeat itself for another 115 years.  Here's one of the pictures:

 

Transit of Venus at mid point

June 06, 2012 09:09 PM
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

Laura:  What a nice thing to say.  Thanks.

Lawrence:  I tried to find glasses at the last minute.  Had to settle for the pinhole viewing.

Joni: Yes, but barley.  We were having difficulty making our pinhole so we could view the transit safely. 

Ken:  I can never figure out how to photograph these events.  I have enough trouble making sure my eyes are protect.  That is a gorgeous photo.  Nice job.

June 06, 2012 09:34 PM
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Ken Spencer
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Unless you have a telescope with a special filter, it can be very difficult to take a picture of the sun let alone pick out a dot the size of venus.  At our party here in Verrado at one of the neighbors homes, we arranged our telescopes so that we ran a live feed to a wide screen TV providing those at the party with a comfortable environment for the viewing.  Stay cool in CA.  We're burning up here in AZ.

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