The Transit of Venus is a phenomenon where Venus crosses the face of the sun. This will be the last time this will occur until the year 2117. The phenomenon begins today and our host Ali Lopez caught up with Russ Robb, an Astronomy professor at UVic to discuss the Transit of Venus.
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Russ Robb is a senior lab instructor and professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria. For over 30 years, he has taught at UVic and published over 170 papers about variable stars, quasars, and asteroids.
For the viewing of the Transit of Venus, the UVic Observatory on the roof of the science building is open to the public from 3pm to 9pm for a safe viewing of this phenomenon. Please be aware that proper eye protection required for viewing as permanent eye damage can be sustained in only seconds. The transit will begin at 3:06pm, be at its midway point at 6:27pm, and end at 9:48pm.
For more information about this event, please visit www.uvic.ca/science/physics/home/home/news/current/transit-of-venus.php
Until next time!