The Venus transit came. Then it went. Now that’s that until Dec. 11, 2117.
If you were among the sky watchers who made their way to observatories or viewing stations yesterday, June 5, to view the transit of Venus across the face of the sun, count yourself lucky. The rare astronomical occurrence will not recur for more than 100 years.
Happily the Southern California skies were clear for the event, which was enjoyed by several Chapman University students from atop Hashinger Science Center, where Eric Minassian, Ph.D., assistant professor, from the School of Computational Sciences, set up several telescopes and projected the image onto white cards.