Transit of Venus 5/6 June 2012

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Transit of Venus 5/6 June 2012

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:47 am

Greetings all,
For those of you who are interested in things astronomical, the transit of Venus will occur on June 5 2012 (North and Central America) and June 6 Eurasia, East Asia, Central & Eastern Australia and NZ. Not viewable from most of Africa, Europe and South America.
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/tran/TOV2012-Fig01.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
It will be the last transit until December 11, 2117.

Captain Cook's first voyage of discovery in the late 18th Century to observe the transit of Venus at Tahiti was also the voyage where he was given orders to search for Terra Australis which led to the discovery of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia.

For more information on the transit of venus: see
- http://www.transitofvenus.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_venus" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
kind regards,

Ben
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Re: Transit of Venus 5/6 June 2012

Postby cooran » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:50 am

Hello Ben,

Thanks for the heads-up. The Brisbane Astonomical Society has free viewing nights for the public (with humongous telescopes) at Mt. Cootha Kiosk in Brisbane once a month and for noteworthy sights occuring at other times.
I'll try and make it in June. Scroll down to see the big pictures.

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