Last chance in our lifetime - the transit of Venus.
When Venus passes directly between earth and the sun, we see the distant planet as a small dot gliding slowly across the face of the sun. Historically, this rare alignment is how we measured the size of our solar system.
The Transit of Venus occurs June 5 or 6, 2012, depending on your location. Observers in North America see it the evening of June 5. This will be the last transit of Venus to occur in your lifetime.
We will be observing this wonderful spectacle from Volunteer State Community College. Set up at 3 P.M.
Wallace Field. See the events page for more information.
Deep Sky Objects - Circumpolar Constellations
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