On June 5, 2012, Venus will transit in front of the Sun for observers on Earth. This very rare event, not to be seen again until the year 2117, occurs when the Earth, Venus, and the Sun line up just right for observers on Earth to see Venus pass across the face of the Sun.
Join astronomers at the University of Manitoba on June 5 to view the transit as millions of people around the world turn their gaze toward the Sun.
Some information on the transit of Venus is located at venustransit.nasa.gov, eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html, www.rasc.ca/transit-venus, and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Venus.
WARNING: Direct viewing of the Sun without proper eye protection can result in severe eye damage.
Eclipse glasses will be distributed for safe solar viewing.
Tuesday June 5, 2012
All events are located at University College (building #2 on this map) on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba. Parking is free on campus after 4:30 pm (B lot recommended) in any row not marked "reserved 24 hours" (click for map). Meter parking available before 4:30.
Can't make it to the University of Manitoba? The Winnipeg Centre of the RASC (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada) is hosting an observing event at Assiniboine Park, at site #15 near the baseball diamonds, 4:00 - 9:30 pm. Details available here.
will begin broadcasting at 4:30 p.m. CDT, June 5, 2012