Venus Transit (SJAA at Houge Park)

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Solar Programs are held 1st Sunday of every Month 2:00-4:00 PM at Houge Park  weather permitting

San Jose CA: Clouds did not prove to be a problem today for this rare event to see Venus cross the Sun. Lots of Folks at Houge Park.

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Lee at Scope
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Front guide-Mirror Scope
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Jim’s Eyepiece Projection Box
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 Wicked View through Jim’s Box
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Hand-made Solar Card
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Another form of Eyepiece Projection
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Mother, Daughter – or is that Daughter, Mother
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SJAA’s 100mm H-Alpha Scope
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Venus Transit – “The Wagner Effect”

1 comment:

  MSwartz-AstronomyJune 7, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Wow, that was a great day. I read up on the history of the watching of the transit of Venus by scientists and astronomers in the past. I not only enjoyed the spectical of seeing it but felt a special sense of history as I thought of those who had watched and measured it so carefully during transits past. And wow, what they would think if they could see what we can do today! Some of the pictures, especially the ones from satellite, and the time lapse photos that people are putting together are just amazing /p>

It was a fun day at Houge Park and I’m glad I was able to be there for the end of it. There was an impressive row of equipment and a very enthusiastic and appreciative crowd. The weather was nice… it was just perfect.

Michael Swartz

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