Sunday, June 3, 2012

Venus transit parks

  • When Venus interposes itself directly between Earth and the sun for the last time in more than a century, national parks across America will be prepared to observe the historic event.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Cleveland County residents will be given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Venus crossing the face of the sun next week.
  • (Gaston Gazette)
  • These transits are rare because the orbit of Venus around the sun is slightly tilted, relative to the orbit of Earth.
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  • Venus will not transit the Sun again for another 106 years For more information, co to or call 970-613-7793. Rocky Mountain National Park is holding its Astronomy in the Park program throughout the summer.
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  • Children 12 and under are admitted free. State parks pass holder will be admitted free. Information: www.; nasa.
  • (next one is in 2117 - Abilene Reporter-News)
  • Newberry Star Park at Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave., Newberry; transit begins at 6:03 p.m. — from Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii; begins at 5 p.m. eastern time venustransit.nasa.
  • (Gainesville Sun)
  • The transit of Venus is forecast to begin at 5:04 The next walk will take place on Wednesday and will start at Shamrock Park in the Waterford subdivision. For more information, call 1-847-931-6127.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Tuesday, KCLC youths will partner with local astronomers and UNK staff for viewing the transit of Venus at Yanney Heritage Park. The viewing will take place from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday.
  • (Kearney Hub)
  • While Venus will take close to six adjacent to Wedgewood Park. Use the event parking lot, west off Wilson and walk south to the grassy area.
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