We invite you to come see the transit of Venus in Easter Island.
On June 5, 2012, Venus will pass in front of the Sun, an event that only happens twice each century. The last transit was in 2004 and the next one will be in 2117. On this occasion, those on Easter Island can watch this event in the afternoon at sunset. Several astronomers from the Universidad de Chile at Cerro Calan, Universidad Catolica, Universidad Andres Bello, and Cerro Tololo Observatory will venture to this remote location for a weekend of outreach activities including a sunset viewing of the transit. At night, we will have a sky show and telescope observations.
Don't miss the event of the century on Easter Island! Join us for a unique weekend of Astronomy outreach on one of the most unique and stunning places on Earth.
More details on the Events page (English version).
The list of participants includes, from Universidad de Chile, Jackie Faherty, David Rodriguez, Francisco Forster Buron, Helene Flohic, Santiago Gonzalez, Patricio Rojo and Natalie Huerta; from Universidad Andrés Bello, Milena Bufano and Isabelle Gavignaud; from Universidad Católica, David Murphy; and from Cerro Tololo, Catherine Kaleida.