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Astronomy Majors Host Transit Observing

An observing session was organized by astronomy major Marina Bradaric for the Tuesday, June 5 transit of Venus. A Coronado solar telescope which allows through only Hα light and two sunspotters which project an image onto a screen were available to the public for viewing near the Union fountain. The thumbnail images posted here link to larger images of a) an Hα image of the sun and Venus, b) the sunspotter screen showing Venus and sunspots, c) astronomy major Lauren Wolterman helping younger observers, and d) an adult observer using the Coronado. All images were taken by astronomy major Christina Riley.

Saturday, June 16, 2012  —  Kevin