Go Back   CurlTalk > Life > Non-hair discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-31-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
 
rouquinne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 17,487
Send a message via ICQ to rouquinne Send a message via MSN to rouquinne
Default The Transit of Venus

this VERY rare atronomical event is taking place next week!

Transit of Venus .org (5)
__________________
My blog:

http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
rouquinne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
 
Fifi.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 7,297
Default

Thanks for the heads up, Rou! pun intended I had not heard about this.
__________________
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Fifi.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 05:44 AM   #3
 
rouquinne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 17,487
Send a message via ICQ to rouquinne Send a message via MSN to rouquinne
Default

it's today!!!!

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

__________________
My blog:

http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
rouquinne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 05:51 AM   #4
 
rouquinne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 17,487
Send a message via ICQ to rouquinne Send a message via MSN to rouquinne
Default

if the weather doesn't cooperate for you:

Transit of Venus, Sun-Earth Day 2012
__________________
My blog:

http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
rouquinne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #5
 
Fifi.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 7,297
Default

^ ooh!! Thank you for the link.
__________________
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Fifi.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 04:24 PM   #6
 
rouquinne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 17,487
Send a message via ICQ to rouquinne Send a message via MSN to rouquinne
Default

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...
__________________
My blog:

http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
rouquinne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 05:03 PM   #7
 
Fifi.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 7,297
Default

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??

Fifi.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #8
 
roseannadana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 8,683
Default

Raining
__________________

I was born to be a pessimist. My blood type is B Negative.
roseannadana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 06:23 PM   #9
 
curlysue21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,589
Default

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.
__________________
2b/c, medium/high porosity, medium/coarse texture
Current HG: Kinky Curly errythang, GVPCB, LALSG

"I will never be the woman with perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it."

curlysue21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 06:34 PM   #10
 
rouquinne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 17,487
Send a message via ICQ to rouquinne Send a message via MSN to rouquinne
Default

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.

__________________
My blog:

http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
rouquinne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 06:52 PM   #11
 
divegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,203
Default

We went out to the water to see it. It was a bit cloudy but we got some good views of the transit!
Attached Thumbnails
The Transit of Venus-550582_10151047284696515_1129686954_n.jpg  
divegirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #12
 
Fifi.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 7,297
Default

^ 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??

Fifi.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 07:45 PM   #13
 
wanderlust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 865
Default

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.
__________________
Formerly ladyjag123
wanderlust is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Trending Topics[-]hide

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com