Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Venus Transit

We went to the Science Museum to view the Venus Transit, with the help of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society.  A Venus Transit is when Venus passes between the Earth and the sun.  We can see Venus (with protective glasses) as a black spot on the sun.  It won't happen again until 2117.
Wearing her Venus Transit button and Fort Worth Astronomical Society button.
You can see some the the telescopes set up behind the kids.

Another way to see it.

or on the computer.

Gavin looking at the transit.

The Science Museum projected the live image on the wall.  Each kids wanted their picture with it.

another way to view it

Carter still can't keep his pants up.

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