Venus transit on a pizza box

The Sunday artist holding the pizza cardboard - with the Venus transit

This June 5th, I managed to show the Venus transit to our eager cubs. This safe projection from the telescope shows Venus and even some sunspots (very small). Note the orientation at right angle, facilitating the observation.

Lugging a scope in a park on Venus transit evening make you very popular among passer-by!

Transit_of_Venus,_2012

(Closer view; those pics were taken by a friend)

But the real magic moments were when birds (or planes!) crossed the enlarged sun projection.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s