Astronomy Day Draws Record Crowd; Save the Date for the Transit of Venus
Over 2,000 people came to campus for Astronomy Day on April 28, where they enjoyed many activities, including both indoor and outdoor kite-flying, a laser light show, science exhibits, our own fifth grade Cosmic Chorus, and telescope viewings. Thank you to all the students, faculty, and parents who volunteered their time to make this day such a success. Save the date now for a once-in-a-lifetime event on June 5, when Venus will be visible transiting across the face of the sun. The Observatory will be hosting an official viewing party beginning at 6:00 p.m. that evening, the final public viewing night of the school year. The Transit of Venus will not be seen from the Earth again until December 2117!