Transit of Venus
Celebrate this milestone event as we watch Venus travel across our view of the Sun! This is the last time Venus will transit the Sun in our lifetime - the next occurrence is in 2117, 105 years from now. What is the history and significance behind this event? Find this and more – plus receive a FREE pair of solar viewing glasses, safe for direct viewing of the Sun (while supplies last)!
Schedule of Events:
· 5:30-7:45 PM Direct solar observations in the observatory and outside (weather permitting)
· 5:30-8:30 PM Exhibit galleries open for self-guided exploration
· 5:30-8:30 PM Children’s activities with Discovery Center educators in exhibit galleries
· Continuous showing of Transit of Venus on plasma screens
· 5:45-8:15 PM Talks on the Transit of Venus (Function Room)
· 5:45-8:15 Transit of Venus show in the planetarium theater, alternating with:
· 6-8:30 Transits and Eclipses night sky show in planetarium theater
· 6:30 PM Reenactment of Captain Cook’s observation of the Transit of Venus by RP Hale with his antique telescope
Date(s): Sorry, no future dates scheduled.
$9 Adult, $8 Student/Senior, $6 Child