October Public Meeting: Jerry Workman – The Venus Transit of 2012

On Wednesday 17th October, our guest speaker is Jerry Workman who will be giving a talk about the Venus Transit of 2012 .

Venus Mid-Transit Credit: Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre

There was a transit of Venus on the 6th June this year, and it was the last time such an event could be viewed from Earth until the year 2117. During the transit, the planet Venus passed directly between the Sun and the Earth causing the disc of the planet to be silhouetted in front of the Sun.

While from Essex, and much of the UK, the event was totally clouded out, Jerry Workman travelled abroad to view the Transit and so will be taking you through his trip and the main event itself.

Our talks are open to everyone, all are welcome. It takes place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 17th October. Doors open at 7.30pm, with the talk starting approx 8pm. Entry is £4 for non-members. For further information on how to get there, see the Events page.

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Posted on 11 October, 2012, in Astronomy News, Popular Science, Public Meetings, Society News, Stargazing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on October Public Meeting: Jerry Workman – The Venus Transit of 2012.

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