Venus Transit: June 5

While the planetarium theater is closed, we will still be hosting a viewing for the Venus transit on June 5. This is the last time in our lifetimes that Venus will pass in front of the Sun, and only the seventh Venus transit to be observed by humans in recorded history! Venus enters the Sun’s disk between 4:09 and 4:27 p.m., and will still be transiting when the Sun sets at 8:21 p.m. Telescopes and other viewing devices will be available for the entire duration of the transit. Cameras will be available for those who would like to try their hand at photographing the transit. (Bring a USB thumb drive to take your photos home with you, or download them from this site within a few days.)

This viewing is free and open to the public. We will also have safe-solar-viewing glasses to give away for free while supplies last.

Look for us on the ASC campus outside the planetarium. Late in the afternoon we may be moving telescopes west towards Edgemont Ave in order to keep the Sun in sight, though we should always be in view of the planetarium itself, so you should be able to find us easily all afternoon.

2 thoughts on “Venus Transit: June 5

  1. Thank you to Adams State and especially Dr. Astalos. I not only saw the Venus transit, I saw lots of children and adults experiencing “history”.
    Thank you for making it possible.
    Patti Newman

    • Thanks for the note, Patti! We had a great turn-out, and a lot of people seemed to really enjoy the experience. Transit photos will be posted soon!

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