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Venus Transit in Progress

Well, I have a telescope and the last transit of Venus across the face of the sun for over a hundred years is happening right now.

I've set up a somewhat crude rig to project the Sun's image on some white posterboard.

As Lawrence suggested in the comments, DO NO LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN! It is very unlikely that you could see it anyway.

Sun will set soon. Transit will go on without us.


BTW: And here is the last IPS post. No one has identified the subject.

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Astronomy: Star Birth Videos

Over a period of more than 10 years, the HST (Hubble Space telescope) recorded images of young young stars and the changes in jets of gas. These videos are time lapse images taken yearly from 1994 to 2007

IMHO, pretty darn cool.

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