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Thousands Share Venus Transit with Keck Observatory

The Transit Talk and The Transit T

Join us Thursday, June 7 at 7 pm HST (10 pm PDT) as we webcast
Dr. Jay Pasachoff from Williams College giving his talk, “Transits of Venus
from Earth, Jupiter and Saturn, Past Present and Future.” The event takes place
at the Gates Auditorium on the Campus of Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea.

“It’s quite amazing when you think about how celestial events like this one can bring all the citizens on the planet together. It’s really unifying because everyone can see the same event, share the same experience and be equally amazed. Astronomy and these larger-than life events captivate the wonder in people, sparking imagination and questions about the universe in which we live.”

Astronomer Greg Doppmann
Keck Observatory, Island of Hawai’i

Keck Observatory was one of numerous viewing sites set up islandwide for the Venus Transit. Over five hundred seized their last chance in a lifetime to watch Earth’s sister planet do its slow march across the sun Tuesday at Keck headquarters in Waimea. From the Keck I Telescope control room on Mauna Kea, Keck staff shared the celestial journey with thousands of enthusiasts from around the world, including a lively exchange with folks on every continent (including one unconfirmed viewer in Antarctica) with a total of more than 80,000 unique viewers throughout the day.

 

Mahalo to all who made this historic occasion so inspiring for all of us at the Keck Observatory.

Due to popular demand, Keck Observatory has placed an order for MORE Venus
Transit shirts. They can be purchased via the Keckwear
webpage
or by calling +1 808-881-3854.

“It’s quite amazing when you think about how
celestial events like this one can bring all the citizens on the planet
together. It’s really unifying because everyone can see the same event, share
the same experience and be equally amazed. Astronomy and these larger-than life
events captivate the wonder in people, sparking imagination and questions about
the universe in which we live.”

Astronomer Greg Doppmann

Keck Observatory, Island of Hawai’i

Keck Observatory was one of numerous viewing sites set up islandwide for the
Venus Transit. Over five hundred seized their last chance in a lifetime to
watch Earth’s sister planet do its slow march across the sun Tuesday at Keck
headquarters in Waimea. From the Keck I Telescope control room on Mauna Kea,
Keck staff shared the celestial journey with thousands of enthusiasts from
around the world, including a lively exchange with folks on every continent
(including one unconfirmed viewer in Antarctica) with a total of more than
80,000 unique viewers throughout the day.

Mahalo to all who made this historic occasion so inspiring for all of us at the
Keck Observatory.

October 2014
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