View Full Version : Coming in 2012: Our Last Transit of Venus

2011-Oct-17, 09:40 PM
our last Transit of Venus (teaser) from Lightcurve Films on Vimeo. On June 5, 2012 in the US and June 6, 2012 in Europe, a transit of Venus across the face of the Sun will be visible from many parts of the world. This is a very unusual and exciting event and another transit of [...]

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Paul Beardsley
2011-Oct-18, 11:12 AM
I remember the one in 2004. I took a pair of binoculars to work that day. Word got round, and people who had never had reason to speak to me before came up to me and asked me to show them the transit. Each time I took them to a patch of sunlight and projected the sun onto a sheet of paper. They would then point at the big blob and say, "So that's Venus, is it?" I said yes. Their reaction was usually, "Wow!" They watched for a minute or two then thanked me and went back to their work.

It made for a pleasant and memorable day.

2011-Oct-18, 08:21 PM
I missed 2004, so it's either this one or put myself in cryogenic suspension.