Head to the Curious George Cottage in Waterville Valley tonight at 6 p.m. to view a rare astronomical event – a transit of Venus. How rare? The next occurrence will be on December 10-11, 2117; so, this is our last chance to see the transit of Venus in our lifetime.
If the sky is clear tonight, Tuesday, June 5, Rey Center board member and resident amateur astronomer, Al Larsson, will set-up a telescope at the Curious George Cottage parking lot. You should plan to arrive by 6 p.m. to see the beginning of the transit of Venus, which starts at 6:03 p.m. Al will stay until sunset.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Al’s scope has a special solar filter so the sun may be viewed safely. Without the proper filter the sun’s rays could destroy the telescope and, more importantly, could instantly destroy your vision! Do not look at the sun during this event and in particular don’t look with binoculars or a telescope without special filtering.
This event is open to the public and FREE! Learn more at thereycenter.org or call 603-236-3308.