Transit of Venus

Join the Astronomical Unit for a view of the transit of Venus across the Sun, which won't happen again for 105 years.

When: Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Camino Real Marketplace, 7004 Marketplace Dr. , Goleta

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Social: Meetings


There will be safely filtered telescopes set up for viewing the transit, plus sunspots and prominences. Set-up will be in the plaza by the theater.

Phone: 805-964-8201

Event posted May 3, 2012
Last updated May 3, 2012


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Looking forward to it! The last chance in our lifetime... The next transit of Venus won't occur until December 2117.

Nockamixon (anonymous profile)
May 8, 2012 at 11:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Here are times of interest during the transit on 6/5/2012:

3:06 pm Venus touches Sun's disc.
3:24 pm Venus completely inside Sun's disc.
6:26 pm Venus in middle of transit.
8:08 pm Sunset in Santa Barbara
9:47 pm Venus leave's Sun's disc.

If looking through a telescope, look for the "ring" created by Venus' atmosphere between 3:06 pm and 3:24 pm. Also look for the "black drop" effect after 3:24 pm where the darkness of space seems to "reach out" towards Venus as she moves away from the edge of the disc.

EastBeach (anonymous profile)
June 5, 2012 at 12:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)