Transit of Venus

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the planet Venus passing directly between the Sun and the Earth. Make a date to watch this event live through Sun Safe telescopes from the Museum's terraces. The transit of Venus won't happen again until 2117. 

This family-friendly event features: transit of Venus viewing opportunities, a chance to win FREE telescopes, and hands-on activities for the whole family! 

Presented in partnership with the Salt Lake Astronomical Society and Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah

Join the Event on Facebook! (not required to attend)


Hands-on activities include:

  • Watch the Transit of Venus from our Sky Gallery
  • Meet Astronomy experts from SLAS - Salt Lake Astronomical Society 
  • How do Telescopes Work? Learn first-hand with touchable telescopes!
  • Explore Constellations in the Sky: Learn how cultures of the past; Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and Native Americans have viewed these same stars!