06 June 2012
Posted in Crosby Observatory
Science Center patrons saw an event that comes once in a lifetime (and two if you’re lucky) with the Transit of Venus on June 5. About 200 people gathered for the celestial phenomenon signified with the direct passing of Venus between the Earth and Sun. It is seen by observers as a small black dot moving across the face of our star.
Members were treated to a viewing in the Crosby Observatory. Other guests experienced the occasion from the roof of the Science Center’s parking garage where the Seminole State College Planetarium staff held an observing party with telescopes to peer through.
Rainy conditions wouldn’t deter the cosmically curious as the fun continued in the Darden Adventure Theater with trivia contests; a presentation by Derek Demeter, Seminole State College Planetarium Director; and a live feed of the transit from the W.M. Keck Observatory at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii that was projected on the big screen.
Enjoy these photos from the event!