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 Post subject: Venus transit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:53 am 
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Is anyone watching this? NASA is showing this on live stream. Fabulous, if you are into such stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Venus transit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:03 am 
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We are very much into this stuff, but sadly have been scuppered by cloud - DS1 has a good telescope and was watching cloud cover carefully but no chance here, sadly.

I love the stars...and we often just sit outside gazing at them. Quite magical, especially when there are meteor showers around.


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 Post subject: Re: Venus transit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:23 am 
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DS tells me an Australian road worker has cut through the fibre optic cable transmitting the pictures round the earth. :lol:
So NASA can get the pictures here, but someone with a drill down under manages to stop them in their tracks. Still, it will be a story for his grandchildren I suppose.


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 Post subject: Re: Venus transit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:44 pm 
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I stayed up till 2:00 watching the NASA transmission (what with the Jubilee and now this I've spent an awfully long time in front of the TV last few days!). As DDs were in bed I've taken some screen shots for them.


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 Post subject: Re: Venus transit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:44 pm 
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The clouds scuppered it here too, after waking up early to get a glimpse . I didn't realise there was a TV program, which channel was it on?

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 Post subject: Re: Venus transit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:55 pm 
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Sorry, I meant have sat in front of a screen a lot lately. BBC 2 did have a programme which explained everything. But the actual transit was transmitted online by NASA as a live stream from Hawaii.


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 Post subject: Re: Venus transit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:56 pm 
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The BBC 2 program news good. I didn't see the actual transit.


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 Post subject: Re: Venus transit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Great, stunning images. I just checked for the videos on the NASA website, thanks BM

I have added 2117 to my diary so I won't miss it next time round :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Venus transit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:09 pm 
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sherry_d wrote:
I have added 2117 to my diary so I won't miss it next time round :lol:


Don't worry, I'll send you a PM and remind you!!


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 Post subject: Re: Venus transit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:16 pm 
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bromley mum wrote:

Don't worry, I'll send you a PM and remind you!!


Oh yes, please do send me the pm nearer to the time + my diary reminder I will be sure not to miss it.

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