|June 5, 2012||to||June 6, 2012|
Transit of Venus – rare astronomical phenomena. People who wish to observe the Transit of Venus are reminded to not look directly at the sun.
- Wednesday 6 June 2012
- Lawn viewing 10-2pm (weather permitting) or screens inside Council Chambers
- Council Chambers NASA webcast 10.30-11.30 Dee Why Library and Warringah Council Civic Centre, Civic Drive, Dee Why
Transit of Venus will have sky-watchers around the world transfixed to witness a transit of Venus—a celestial event that won’t be seen again for more than a century.
Transit of Venus will be visible either Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on where you live. The transit will offer astronomers a chance to refine our understanding of Venus as well as to tweak models for searching for planets around other stars.
Transits happen when a planet crosses between Earth and the sun. Only Mercury and Venus, which are closer to the sun than our planet, can undergo this unusual alignment.
Warringah Council is giving northern beaches residents the opportunity to see one of the rarest astronomical phenomena, the Transit of Venus.
Using a range of specialist equipment, people will be able to watch the historic event from the grassed area between Council Civic Centre and Dee Why Library from 10pm-2pm on Wednesday 6 June.
Dee Why Library NASA webcast Historic display 10am-9pm
If the weather is too cloudy to see the event, people will be able to watch it from screens inside Council Chambers and Dee Why Library at selected times.
The screens will be showing a webcast of the event from NASA
In addition, the fascinating history of the Transit of Venus and its link to Captain James Cook’s first voyage to Australia will be explained in historic displays inside Dee Why Library.
People who wish to observe the Transit of Venus are reminded to not look directly at the sun.
Transit of Venus
Lawn viewing 10-2pm (weather permitting)
Council Chambers NASA webcast 10.30-11.30
Dee Why Library NASA webcast
Historic display 10am-9pm
Dee Why Library and Warringah Council Civic Centre, Civic Drive, Dee Why