Wednesday 6 June, 2012 – Transit of Venus

Transit of Venus

Transits of Venus are rare and historically important astronomical events. Most of Australia is well positioned to witness the next transit of Venus on Wednesday 6th June 2012.

Since the phenomena was first recognized there have only been six transits of Venus – 1639, 1761, 1769, 1874, 1882 and the most recent one  in 2004. The 6th June 2012 transit is our last opportunity to observe a transit of Venus, as the next event occurs on 11th December 2117!

The Astronomical Association of Queensland (AAQ) is teaming up with The University of Queensland to provide safe viewing access for the public to see the transit with their own eyes!

  • Date: 6th June, 2012.
  • Time: 8am – 3pm (ingress from 8:16 – 8:34am, egress 2:26 – 2:44pm).
  • Location: Forgan Smith (building 1), The University of Queensland, St. Lucia campus.
  • Arrangements: No need to RSVP – just show up!
  • Questions? For any further information please contact Andrew.

Find out more information about public viewing here!


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