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Observe the Transit of Venus!

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Astronomical Society at the University of Illinois (UIAS) & Champaign Urbana Astronomical Society (CUAS)
Location
Parking lot west of Staerkel Planetarium (2400 West Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL. 61821)
Date
Jun 5, 2012   4:30 pm   - sunset
Cost
Free
E-Mail
uias@illinois.edu
Views
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The Champaign Urbana Astronomical Society and University of Illinois Astronomical Society invites the public to witness the 2012 transit of Venus, the last one of our lifetimes!

We will have telescopes set up with special equipment for safely viewing the Sun. Venus begins crossing the solar disc at 5:09pm CDT and will be visible until sunset. We'll start setting up at 4:30pm in the field just west of Parkland College's Staerkel Planetarium.

Join us to experience this rare celestial event!

Check out http://transitofvenus.org/ for more information about the transit, or email us at uias@illinois.edu.

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