If You Missed the Transit of Venus

Venus transit animation screenshot

Local classical astronomer Jay Ryan has provided us an animation of the Venus transit, as observed Tuesday, June 6, 2012 over Lake Erie at Edgewater Park. The article also includes a detailed description of his observations.

Click here to watch the animation on Ryan’s website, ClassicalAstronomy.com

Written by Dr. Al Gotch

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One thought on “If You Missed the Transit of Venus

  1. The lecture was fantastic and this video is so cool!
    For those of you who caught the May 27 article about Ryan’s lecture in the Suburbanite newspaper (only available in print). I was misquoted in the article as saying that the next Venus transit would take place in 150 years. It will actually take place again in 105 years, in the year 2117! The article was in the “Out & About” section by Tess Wolfe! Overall the article was excellent and mentioned our upcoming Creature Feature Workshops with Megan Beaver and Super Science Saturday Club classes on Amphibians with Jodie Brewer! You can read select articles from the Suburbanite on their website, http://www.thesuburbanite.com/. – Josiah

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