The Transit of Venus

this VERY rare atronomical event is taking place next week!

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Thanks for the heads up, Rou! pun intended I had not heard about this.
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it's today!!!!

i hope the clouds stay away so i can actually see it instead of watching it on the computer or tv!

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if the weather doesn't cooperate for you:

Transit of Venus, Sun-Earth Day 2012
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^ ooh!! Thank you for the link.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

we've cleared up a bit here, but there's still a lot of cloud. i'm wondering if it's worth it to take a run up to the observatory at the university...
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If I were you, I would!! That sounds like a prime location.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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I was born to be a pessimist. My blood type is B Negative.
A stupid facebook friend's status today: "I look up at the sun to see Venus crossing and went blind. What a crock!" The worst part was that a friend commented back that she did it too. Oh the humanity.

Thanks for the link though. Very cool! I don't think it would be visible at my place today. Too many clouds.
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okay, it was 40 minutes on the bus and only 15 minutes at the university, but it was cooler than watching on tv and on the web, that`s for sure! it cleared up completely, which is when i decided to go.

in the observatory, they used the big telescope to project the image on the wall. out in a field across the street, they had eclipse-viewing glasses you could borrow to watch and other smaller telescopes with special filters set up so you could see. there were a LOT of people there with their kids, so you didn`t get much time... but it was still neat.

if you get the NASA television channel, they are showing coverage. the darn thing is going slowly, so you can`t really see it move, and they have a lot of talking heads discussing the astronomy of the whole thing, but they will be showing the feed from Mauna Kea in Hawaii, so you still have time.

it`s funny to see people on tv and you know they`re in Hawaii and they`re wearing parkas, hats and mitts. i had no idea Mauna Kea was that tall.

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We went out to the water to see it. It was a bit cloudy but we got some good views of the transit!
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^ Great pic!

Rou, I'm so glad you went!! I did get to watch a little of the live feed, and enjoyed it. I was singing Bjork's Venus as a Boy the whole time.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I went to a local college to see it and it was amazing! There were ALOT of people and I waited in line for more than an hour, but it was well worth the wait!
I became fascinated with astronomy at an early age, so this sort of thing satisfies the astronomer wannabe in me.
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