Tuesday, June 5
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
MSC Memorial Student Center
Texas A&M University campus
Join Texas A&M astronomers to witness an event that will not happen again in the lifetime of anyone alive today! A transit of Venus occurs when Venus passes in front of the Sun. The last transit occurred in 2004, but the next transit will not happen until 2117. This relatively rare astronomical occurrence is quite interesting to watch through a telescope, and also historically important–a measurement made during the transit of Venus in 1761 led to the first measurement of the size of our Solar System. The transit of Venus as viewed from College Station will occur on Tuesday, June 5, starting at 5pm and will be visible until sunset. Texas A&M astronomers will be located outside the MSC building with telescopes to enable viewing of this rare event. Please join us!
For more information email Jennifer Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org