2012 Transit of Venus - Pittsburgh

Public Observing Session of
Transit of Venus
Across Front of Sun

Pittsburgh - 2012 June 5

June 5 - Safe Public Viewing of Rare Astronomical Event

Image of Venus Transiting Sun, as seen from Pittsburgh 2004 June 8

Photograph of the 2004 Transit of Venus moving across image of the solar disk, taken on the Observation Deck of The Duquesne Incline in the Mt. Washington/Duquesne Heights section of Pittsburgh on 2004 June 8. This photograph was taken by Eugene Fink of Carnegie Mellon University. Most members of the public viewed the transit event from a projected image, early that morning.

(Click on image, to see an enlarged view of the photograph.)


Transit of Venus Web Cover Page

2004 Transit of Venus *** 2012 Transit of Venus

Transit of Venus 2012 Cover Page

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Early Tuesday Evening, 2012 June 5, safe public viewing of a rare astronomical event, a Transit of the Planet Venus Moving in Front of the Sun, will be offered at the Mount Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Boulevard near Washington Road, in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Provided clouds do not obscure the Sun, trained astronomers will safely show this special celestial event to members of the public, free-of-charge, from 6:04:01 to around 8:30 p.m. (best view: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.) EDT.

MORE INFORMATION:

Poster/Flyer

News Release: 2012 May 29

Transit of Venus - Frequently Asked Questions

2012 Transit of Venus News

"look up!" Column: "down in front."
Mt. Lebanon Magazine 2012 June.
Article about upcoming Transit of Venus public viewing event at the Mount Lebanon Public Library on the early evening of June 5.
(E-Book version of print edition; article at top of page 7.)

"venus on the move." Column: "down in front."
Mt. Lebanon Magazine On-Line 2012 June.
Article about upcoming Transit of Venus public viewing event at the Mount Lebanon Public Library on the early evening of June 5.
(Third of three brief news articles in "down in front" column.)

"JUNE 5 - SAFE PUBLIC VIEWING OF RARE ASTRONOMICAL EVENT WITH
4.5-INCH REFLECTOR TELESCOPE AT MT. LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY
. News Release.
Friends of the Zeiss 2012 May 29.
Includes Transit of Venus - Frequently Asked Questions.

"June 5 - Safe Public Viewing of Rare Astronomical Event." Poster/Flyer 2.
Friends of the Zeiss 2012 May 23.

"June 5 - Safe Public Viewing of Rare Astronomical Event." Poster/Flyer 1.
Friends of the Zeiss 2012 May 13.


Other Transit of Venus Internet Web Sites:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: 2004 Transit of Venus *** 2004 & 2012 Transits of Venus

European Southern Observatory

Transit of Venus .org

Photographs of Transit of Venus as seen in Sydney, Australia
From the Sydney Morning Herald

Article from Sky and Telescope Magazine
(forerunner magazine, The Sky, co-sponsored in early 1940s by
Buhl Planetarium in Pittsburgh and Hayden Planetarium in New York City):

Venus to "Eclipse" Sun for First Time in 122 Years

Transit of Venus Web Cover Page

2004 Transit of Venus *** 2012 Transit of Venus

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