Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Once they cleared, we peeked through the telescopes. To me, the Transit of Venus isn't a spectacular sight, just a little dot in front of the sun. What I do really like is watching Venus move and thinking about the history of what it's represented to the astronomy world.
To see that change in movement, we took a break and went into the visitor center to see the exhibits.
Then it was time to head back outside. Ranger Steve was really helpful getting the kids positioned looking through the telescope.
We're all set to join in the activities for the Astronomy Festival at Great Basin National Park June 14-16. And as a bonus, the Snake Valley Festival will be held June 15-17, so there will be lots of great things to do this weekend!