May 31, 2012

Transit of Venus viewing event

Posted: May 31, 2012
Venus transit
Join us from 3 p.m. to sunset, June 5, at Tempe Town Lake to watch the transit of Venus - a rare event that won't happen again in your lifetime.

On June 5, Venus will pass between Earth and the Sun and will be visible from Arizona from around 3 p.m. until sunset. This is the last time in your lifetime to witness this rare astronomical event so don’t miss it; it won’t happen again until 2117. Use this rare event as an opportunity to learn a little more about our very own star, the Sun.

ASU's "Astro Devils" Astronomy Club will be at Tempe Town Lake from 3 p.m. until sunset on June 5 for the Venus transit. They will have solar telescopes set up and will be handing out solar glasses for the public to view the transit of Venus with. Students will be on hand to answer any questions the public may have about this once-in-a-lifetime event. You can find the sky-watchers at the Tempe Beach Park, located at: 54 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281

You can find out more about this event by visiting the Facebook event page: Transit of Venus.