Thursday, June 7, 2012

Transit of Venus

We were at the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre on Tuesday to witness this astronomical event that occurs every 243 years. The weather didn't cooperate for our fair city so instead of watching the transit from our own GMS Observatory, we watched a live feed from fairer places like Hawaii. Scientists could apply the transit times in some fancy mathematical model to extrapolate the size of our solar system. Very cool stuff!

* Check out this Astronomy Picture of the Day for an awesome video of the transit of Venus.

1 comment:

  1. Same here we watched it on t.v.
    Awesome just the same
    Love Nanny & Papa