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Transit of Venus viewing at the Morris Museum

posted May 13, 2012, 8:31 PM by Anthony Pisano   [ updated May 13, 2012, 8:32 PM ]
From planet Earth, it is a rare event to view a Transit of Venus, when the planet Venus can be seen moving across the face of the Sun. On Tuesday, June 5, there will be a Transit of Venus, and the Morris Museum Astronomical Society (MMAS) invites the public to view this event, weather permitting, with a talk starting at 5:30 pm and the transit taking place  from about 6:00 pm and visible until sunset (8:27 pm). 
This outdoor event is free, and experts from the MMAS will be on hand to explain the event, and  to provide safe means of viewing the Transit of Venus. It is dangerous to look at the Sun through optical aids, or with the naked eye. Several telescopes and binoculars will be available for viewing, all with special solar filters or projection to allow for safe observation of the Sun. The transit should be visible to the naked eye; protective sun viewer glasses will also be available.

Date: Tuesday, 6/5/2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960-4627 (Get Directions)
Anthony Pisano,
May 13, 2012, 8:31 PM