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ToV 2012: Ralph Chou – Observing the Transit Safely and Effectively

Speaker: Professor Ralph Chou, University of Waterloo, and RASC Toronto Centre From the Transit of Venus 2012 Symposium, held Saturday 28 April 2012 at the University of Toronto. The transit of Venus is a rare astronomical event where Venus, as seen from Earth, passes across the face of the sun. This Symposium provided scientific, historical, cultural, artistic, and educational perspectives for the 5 June 2012 transit of Venus, the last one visible during the 21st century. Sponsors: The University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science (Dean’s Student Initiative Fund); Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology; St. Michael’s College; Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. For more on the Transit of Venus, visit universe.utoronto.ca

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