Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For the Locals: Rare Astronomical Event Viewing Party on June 5th

Here is a great summer activity for you and your kids:

"Rare astronomical event won't happen again until 2117!

On June 5, starting at 5:04 pm in Nashville, the planet Venus will pass across the face of the Sun as seen from Earth. Known as the Transit of Venus, this rare phenomenon will not happen again until 2117.

Join Adventure Science Center and local amateur astronomers to view this spectacular event at a free viewing party from 4 to 8 p.m. in the ASC upper parking lot. Members of the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society will have telescopes set up, and members of the ASC staff will instruct visitors on how to view the sun safely with special solar shades that may be taken home.

Plus, enjoy a variety of fun activities for the whole family! Turn yourself into a human sundial or experiment with solar beads. If the weather turns cloudy, a live feed of the Transit from Hawaii will be available. Our on-site Subway will be available for dining throughout the event.

All Transit of Venus activities are free and open to the public. For more information on the Transit or on activities at ASC to celebrate, click here."

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