The Transit of Venus 2012

On the 6th June we arrived at the observatory just before 4am to set up for the transit. It seemed a little cloudy when we arrived but we were hopeful that we might catch a glimpse of the silhouette of Venus making its way across the rising Sun.

As the Sun came up the view through the open dome of the observatory did not look promising:

We waited and watched the clouds intently but unfortunately they did not clear in time for us to catch the end of the transit. However, we did enjoy an early breakfast and were able to watch the transit via a live webcast from an observatory in Norway so all was not lost!

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An astronomical observatory at The Long Eaton School, scheduled to open in early 2012
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