Edelman observatory, planetarium hold open house for Venus transitMay 22, 2012
Rowan University's astronomical observatory and the Edelman Planetarium will hold an open house during the transit of Venus across the Sun on Tuesday, June 5, from 5:45 p.m. until sunset on the observing deck atop Science Hall.
The transit or passage of a planet across the face of the Sun is a rare occurrence. The transits of Venus occur in pairs with more than a century separating each pair. The last transit of Venus happened in 2004, and the next pair of transits will occur in 2117 and 2125. The transit on June 5 will begin at 6:09 p.m. and will continue after sunset (about 8:30 p.m.).
Live streaming webcasts from other locations around the world will be projected in the Edelman Planetarium (on the first floor of Science Hall) in case weather or visibility becomes an issue.
This event is open to the public free of charge. Visitors are welcome to park in Lot A off Rt. 322 in Glassboro. Children are welcome, but parents are responsible for proper and safe behavior of their children.
For more information, about the Planetarium, visit http://www.rowan.edu/planetarium.