June 6th, 2012


How we nearly missed seeing the transit of Venus

I had, with my usual memory, completely forgotten the celestial event that I could go and see, and after D and I picked up KTB, we took her for a picnic dinner at Forest Park:

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I observed, at a distance, while feeding her, some strange equipment, and photographed it. D identified it from my full-zoom photo as a telescope:

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D was on call and HAD a call, so we left the park, and the sunset:

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The sun slowly sank behind the trees, Venus and all...

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Hope you enjoyed our near-miss solar system experience!