UCSC Venus Transit Lecture Series

The transit of Venus will be the subject of a series of lectures at UCSC that will explain the scientific and historical significance of this extraordinary event.

A transit of Venus occurs when Venus passes directly between the sun and earth. This alignment is rare, coming in pairs that are eight years apart but separated by over a century. The last transit of Venus was a thrilling sight in 2004. After June 2012, the next event occurs in 2117.

2012 Lecture Series

Brought to you by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

UC Santa Cruz - Media Theater at 7pm

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  • Friday, May 18 "Venus Transits Through History" Adriane Steinacker, Lecturer in Astronomy and Physics
  • Friday, May 25 "Venus in the Space Age" Graeme Smith, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Friday, June 1 "Why Isn't Venus More Like Earth?" Francis Nimmo, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Lectures are FREE and open to the public. No reservations/registration required. For disability-related needs, please call (831) 459-3581

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Patricia Schell
Department Manager
UC Santa Cruz Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
1156 High Street, MS: UCO Lick
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Direct Line: 831.459.3581
Fax: 831.459.5265
Office Location : Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISB) Room 287

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