Re: Venus Transit 2012
[Re: Rick Woods]
#4965855 - 12/14/11 09:12 AM
Quote: This is sounding like the Transit expeditions of the 18th/19th century! Everyone packing their gear and setting sail to a good observing location.
For me I am hopeful that McDonald Observatory will be the best. I am sure they will be doing a public star party for the event and they have that Astronomers Inn. I was hopeful if I volunteered for the outreach that they might let me stay at the Inn at $80/night including meals, that is a pretty good deal for hotel/motels/somewhere to crash!
I asked on the Kitt Peak Observatory page on Facebook and they plan on doing an event too. So that is an option and I have never been to Kitt Peak.
Only downer about this trip is I am traveling to places that will probably have dark skies... but the Moon is near full that week of June