Come See Venus With the RASC

The Winnipeg Centre of the RASC will be at Assiniboine Park at site #15 (near the baseball diamonds) for the transit of Venus. As with the partial solar eclipse of May 20th, they will have a few telescopes with proper solar filters on hand for the public to look through.

The transit starts at 17:00 (5 pm) and ends after sunset.

Transit Timeline For Winnipeg

Contact I(Ingress Begins) 17:04:36 (5:04:36 pm)
Contact II(Ingress Ends) 17:22:12 (5:22:12 pm)
Sunset 21:32 (9:32 pm)

SAFETY WARNING: You should never look at the Sun with unprotected eyes! The ONLY safe way to observe the sun directly is by using a special solar filter. Sunglasses, CDs, solar blankets, and other materials are NOT safe, because they do not filter out the invisible radiation from the sun. Solar filters which are SAFE to use: #14 welder’s glass (no other number is safe), and eclipse glasses made especially for solar viewing.

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