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2012 Transit of Venus
« on: May 30, 2012, 01:14:54 PM »
Visible in most of the world on June 5 through 6 (UTC). Starting about 22:10.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Venus,_2012

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 01:25:24 PM »
5:03 for me. Also, are you people going to watch it on TV or through a reflective telescope thingy? (to block out the sun)

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 01:57:41 PM »
Solar filter on my telescope.

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012, 02:13:58 PM »
Me:Aww yeahs
Nancy Lieder:IT'S NIBURU
Me: STOP SPELLING IT LIKE THAT

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012, 04:34:06 PM »
Vacation... Early sunrise...

Hmmmmmmmmmm.... :I

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2012, 04:48:59 PM »

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2012, 06:33:45 PM »
Solar filter on my telescope.
* bong is jealous

how much does that cost?  Just wondering.

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 01:37:01 PM »
Not a ton, you just need to find one that's the right size. I got mine for about $50 or $60 through AstroZap.

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 09:04:06 AM »
Hmmm....


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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 05:47:13 PM »
my county has a 'astronomy' club and we are veiwing venus through solar filters :D. im going to be one of the first people because i have to leave and get ready for my concert later, so lucky me. i hope a get to see the part when venus is crossing the edge of it. Also, we have a tracking telescope for more epic win.
But awesome movie Bla.

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 09:18:13 PM »
Looks like I'll be missing it due to clouds.  :(

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012, 10:32:56 PM »
Chances are the fog will roll in before we get a chance to see it over here in San Diego. Might be visible along the beach though when the sun is low on the horizon.

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2012, 01:22:09 PM »
1h 45 mins left for a thing we wont see for the rest of our lives (most likely) O_o

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2012, 05:52:33 PM »
stupid clouds and concert now i cant see venus transit forever. -_-

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2012, 09:59:12 PM »
I tried looking through eclipse shades, but couldn't see the transit. :/ Meh.

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2012, 10:05:56 PM »
I tried looking through eclipse shades, but couldn't see the transit. :/ Meh.

Should've tried the pinhole method!

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2012, 11:38:32 PM »
my county has a 'astronomy' club and we are veiwing venus through solar filters :D. im going to be one of the first people because i have to leave and get ready for my concert later, so lucky me. i hope a get to see the part when venus is crossing the edge of it. Also, we have a tracking telescope for more epic win.
But awesome movie Bla.

What?

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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2012, 02:49:55 AM »









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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2012, 08:54:28 AM »
Nice. Almost NASA/ESA quality. :P


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Re: 2012 Transit of Venus
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2012, 02:33:28 PM »
Venus moving up and down what is this parallaxness.