Photos from the Transit of Venus viewing party at OMSI

Photo: NASA/JAXA spacecraft Hinode, June 5

On Tuesday, when I first saw the dark silhouette of Venus moving across the Sun – transiting, if you will – I tweeted:

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

When this celestial event next occurs, I will be 139 years old or so. Patrick, 111. Our forthcoming daughter, 105. None of us will be alive to see it (unless my children live long, healthy lives). Therefore, I thought it necessary to take Patrick to OMSI to witness the transit through the various telescopes, pinholes, and binocular setups. Enjoy the photos, and at the end I will share some cool links for more on the Transit of Venus.

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

We met up with our friends Laura and Jasper:

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

I love seeing long lines of people for science!

Transit of Venus 2012 at OMSI

LINKS:
How could I NOT post this Venus transit picture?
Venus’ Transits Through History
Transit of Venus – The Big Picture
Amazing Transit of Venus Images From Around the World
Transit of Venus – The Royal Society

And a video from NASA:

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