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Venus Transit Viewing Party 

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Chris Hansen 

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6/8/2012 

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On June 5, a crowd gathered atop White Oak Mountain to view the transit of Venus

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On June 5, more than 100 students, faculty and staff, alumni, and community members gathered atop White Oak Mountain to look at Venus as it passed in front of the Sun.  Thanks to the Burnhams for providing a delightful location for us.

   

 

 

Picture of Venus through the Celestron 8 (S. Johnson) Stephen Johnson shoots a picture of Venus 
Some of the crowd Terry eloquently explains something to onlookers.
Stan Wheeler's binocular projection assembly Venus - binocular projection
Setting up the telescope projection Venus - telescope projection
Pinholes project the sun into a very recognizable pattern. There is a tiny Venus in each image. A final look at Venus at sunset.

 

 
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Venus Transit Viewing Party
by Chris Hansen
June 08, 2012

On June 5, more than 100 students, faculty and staff, alumni, and community members gathered atop White Oak Mountain to look at Venus as it passed in front of the Sun.  Thanks to the Burnhams for providing a delightful location for us.

   

 

 

Picture of Venus through the Celestron 8 (S. Johnson) Stephen Johnson shoots a picture of Venus 
Some of the crowd Terry eloquently explains something to onlookers.
Stan Wheeler's binocular projection assembly Venus - binocular projection
Setting up the telescope projection Venus - telescope projection
Pinholes project the sun into a very recognizable pattern. There is a tiny Venus in each image. A final look at Venus at sunset.

 

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