Transit of Venus at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

June 5, 2012 3:30 p.m. - sunset

Sponsored by:
Astronomy Club of Augusta
USC Aiken
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

The Transit of Venus is a rare event when the planet Venus crosses in front of or "transits" the Sun. As always, do not look directly at the Sun to view this event. Safe viewing of the transit will be available at the RPSEC. The transit will begin at 6:04 p.m. on June 5, 2012. The DuPont Planetarium will offer a Transit of Venus planetarium show at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. and hands-on activities related to the transit at the same time.

Image of German Science Team from 1882 Animation of Transit of Venus 2012
German Science Team in Aiken - 1882
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Image from Wikipedia - Transit of Venus

Links to the Transit of Venus"


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URL: http://rpsec.usca.edu/Events/TransitOfVenus/ (April 2012)

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