Transit of Venus Across the Sun
|Venue:||Red Parking Garage, 4th floor|
This rare occurrence happens only twice in a century. This year’s transit will be the second of the 21st century, the first occurring in 2004.
The June 5 event will bring Venus closest to the sun than it’s been since 1639. Since the transit can only be seen using a telescope and the proper filters, FIU’s Physics Department will set up telescopes on the fourth floor of the Red Parking Garage (to the right of the SW 109th Avenue entrance). Venus can be seen until sunset.
Sponsored by the Stocker AstroScience Center and the Department of Physics.