SEL Exhibit – Transit of Venus 2012

Don’t miss the last Transit of Venus you’ll see in your lifetime! The next one will occur in 105 years (2117)!

View a short video about Transits of Venus

Transit of Venus in the DFW Area
June 5, 2012

*Find your local transit times and dates.

A Transit of Venus occurs when Venus travels between the sun and the earth. It’s like an eclipse, only Venus does not come close to blocking out the sun.


  • Eye safety – do not look directly at the sun! Items to buy or make.
  • Download a mobile app for iPhone or Android to participate in a worldwide experiment and learn more about the Transit.
  • Read more about this astronomical event:
  • Events
    • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 5-7pm, parking lot south of museum. Followed by talk on Venus by UT Arlington Professor of Philosophy & Humanities Charles Chiasson.  More info.
    • Dallas Amateur Astronomy Group, Park Forest Branch Library, 3421 Forest Ln, Dallas TX 75234. Will have lots of eclipse glasses and at least one filtered telescope. Learn how Venus has impacted our world. Free and open to all.
    • Live Webcast by NASA EDGE from observatories in Hawaii, where the entire Transit will occur during sunlight hours.

Come and few our exhibit, curated by C.D. Walter, in B03 Nedderman Hall.

Have fun and be safe from the Science & Engineering Library staff!

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