Canton, NY, Jun 05, 2012 — The Venus transit of the Sun headlines astronomy news this week, including in the NCPR studios, where Aileen O'Donoghue gave Martha Foley the story. Venus will pass between the Sun and Earth when the two planets' orbits are just right for people on Earth to see its progress. Astronomers and fans all over the world will be watching; there won't be another "transit" for 105 years. In the North Country, viewing will start at about 6 p.m., and end at sunset, weather permitting.
Aileen teaches physics, including astronomy, at St. Lawrence University. She and her colleagues will be set up at the SLU athletic fields on outer Park St. with telescopes and special glasses for viewing. Parking will be across the street, with some parking for the disabled closer by.
In the Adirondacks, The Wild Center in Tupper Lakes has a full slate of events for the transit including a webcast from NASA, beginning at 5 p.m. Go to full article