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Transit of Venus
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!