WestConn Events - TRANSIT OF VENUS OBSERVATION
The Transit of Venus across the sun's disk will occur between 6:03:46 p.m. and sunset (8:29 p.m.) on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up for safe direct or video viewing of the transit from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the roof of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Transits of Venus occur in pairs separated by about eight years; the last Venus transit was on the morning of June 8, 2004. The time between the last transit of a pair and the first transit of the next pair alternates between 105½ and 121½ years. If you miss this transit, the next one will occur in December 2117. It is extremely dangerous to look at the Sun directly without proper filtering, especially through binoculars or telescopes; permanent eye damage, including blindness, can result. Safe, solar-filtered telescopes will be available on the roof of the Science Building. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672.
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|For more information, please contact:|
|Sherri Hill, Associate Director, University Relations|
|Phone: (203) 837-8486||Fax: (203) 837-8530|