The Transit of Venus in 2012 is this wednesday. we have our solar viewing filters, a solar filter for our 5-inch Celestron telescope and iPhone apps (also Android),

but the weather forecast is not promising.

The University of Canterbury is hosting a public Transit of Venus open day on the 6th 10am-4.30pm. An information sheet and the link to the live web feed is on the University’s Physics and Astronomy page http://www.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/

But looks like we’ll had to make do with live coverage from the Mt John observatory here http://www.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/venus_transit/ and the international SLOOH Space Camera is here http://www.slooh.com/transit-of-venus/ Also Fraser Cain and Pamela Gay will have virtual star party on Google+. Or NASA

Anyway this is what the sun looked like today – might be the last we see of it till after the event

 

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