Astronomy Clubs Share the Transit of Venus with Thousands of Solar Gazers

San Jose Astronomical Association and San Francisco Amateur Astronomers shared scopes at the
NASA Ames Exploration Center in Mountain View, CA 
Photo: J. Santascoy

On June 5, 2012, the Transit of Venus thrilled thousands of people as they looked through Night Sky Network astronomy club telescopes. You can join the astronomy craze - just find your local club and join the excitement!

Enjoy the NASA Venus Transit Observing Challenge photo gallery.

Read the EarthSky June 2012 guide to the five visible planets. The great folks at EarthSky are Night Sky Network stargazing partners, and provide our sky charts.  

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Find star parties and solar viewings quickly using these apps or the website!

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You can also find astronomy events and clubs in Distant Suns, your personal guide to the cosmos!

Clear skies and happy stargazing!


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