The planet Venus will pass in front of the sun June
8, and the "transit" will be visible from the Earth
as a small black disk moving across the sun's face. The transit
will be the first since June 1882.
On June 7, the Exhibit Museum of Natural History and Department
of Astronomy will present a lecture by Shannon Murphy entitled, "Transit
of Venus: A Century of Anticipation." After the talk, instructions
will be given on how to view the transit safely. (Photo
The next Venus transit will occur June 6, 2012.