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Transit of Venus last chance to see!

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Transit of Venus last chance to see!

Time: June 5, 2012 from 3pm to 8:30pm
Location: Kitsilano - Vanier Park
Street: 1100 Chestnut St.
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/search…
Phone: 778 322 8778
Event Neighbourhood and Type: astronomical, event, last, chance, to, see!
Organized By: Angela Squires
Latest Activity: May 31, 2012

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On June 5th, Venus will transit across the face of the Sun, something that won't happen again until December 2117. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Venus for more info on the transit and its role in measuring the size of our solar system.

The transit begins a few minutes after 3pm. By 3:23pm, the entire disc of Venus will be in front of the Sun. Venus will continue to move across the face of the sun until after sunset.

RASC Vancouver Centre will host two transit viewing events, one in Vanier Park by the HR MacMillan Space Centre and another at Simon Fraser University, in the southwest corner of the Academic Quadrangle courtyard.

Weather permitting, we will have telescopes and projectors set up to view the transit, along with sunspots and other solar features.

Rain or shine, the SFU site will have a screen showing a video feed of the transit as seen from Hawaii.

Angela will be at Vanier Park location. If the Sun is hiding we can cry in a beer at the Billy Bishop Legion close by and watch transit via Slooh telescope online!

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