Astronomers prepare for 'Transit of Venus'
Original post made on Jun 5, 2012
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on Jun 5, 2012 at 8:37 am
The Channel 7 meteorologist said last night to use binoculars to view this rather than the naked eye. I think she meant a telescope with filter. Do not use binoculars to look at the sun.
on Jun 5, 2012 at 9:29 am
Wow, Channel 7 said that? No, please DO NOT use binoculars to view this event unless you have proper solar filters. What you CAN do with binoculars is turn them around and project an image of the sun on something white - cover one side of the binoculars first. Limit the amount of time you do this to avoid damaging the binoculars.
Or just join us at either Vista Hill in Foothills Park or at the Foothill College Observatory, where we will have safe solar telescopes for you to look through.
on Jun 5, 2012 at 11:15 am
Can one use a pin hole camera and watch it the same way we could during the eclipse the other week?