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11 June 2012  BOTANICAL GARDENS QUEENS BIRTHDAY WEEKEND SOCIAL OUTING
 
40 members attended the sausage sizzle at the Botanical Gardens
   
 
     
 
   
     
6 June 2012 THE TRANSIT OF VENUS
 
U3A members, Colin and Beryl Roberts, among those attending the gathering of interested people held by Astronomy Group leader, Professor Tony Ward, at his house in Yeppoon. The occasion was the transit of the planet Venus across the face of the Sun last Wednesday 6th June. It was a most interesting and informative day, thanks to Tony and his wife Sylvia, who provided hospitality in a lovely garden setting, the opportunity to observe through a telescope and a camera, as well as pictures and articles of interest, and explanations of the event.
     

An event that will happen again in the year 2117. So if you didn't see it, Venus moved across the sun, travelling at 78,000miles per hour and was visible as a small black dot against the suns hot surface. This photo was captured live by Prof Tony Ward at his observatory on the 6th june 2012.

Interesting websites the first shows the Hubble Space Telescope and Venus transiting the sun

The second is an account of Venus taken from Lord Howe Island

 
     
14 May 2012 Combined meet up with Cap Coast and Rockhampton U3A
     
 
     
 
     
 

 

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