June 4, 2012

The Transit of Venus

 We will be keeping our eyes to the sky tomorrow June 5th as Venus passes right in front of the sun, it will be a rare astronomical event of the brightest planet! Seeing as this won't happen again until December 11, 2117, We're planning on catching this one. Be sure to get a good seat and protect your eyes while looking to the sun. There will be lots of observatory spots open, which would be a perfect place to view this phenomenon!  We'll be witnessing something that has fascinated people through the centuries!

Mum and I have been learning the constellations so we can easily recognize them this summer while we stargaze and drink tea on hot summer nights!