On Tuesday, when I first saw the dark silhouette of Venus moving across the Sun – transiting, if you will – I tweeted:
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.
We met up with our friends Laura and Jasper:
I love seeing long lines of people for science!
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: