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Jun. 11, 2012

Transit of Venus Photo Contest

by Leslie Taylor

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Any SciFri listeners catch a glimpse of Venus last week? Were you able to snap a photo of the not-to-be-repeated-this-lifetime event?
 
We'd love to see it! Submit your entry to our Transit of Venus Photo Contest by posting your photo to our Facebook page or by e-mailing it to photos@sciencefriday.com.  We'll share your stellar photographs on our Web site and the winning photos will be selected by our Web audience via online voting. The best photographs will win a prize to be named later (perhaps a coveted Science Friday pocket protector!)
 
Meanwhile, enjoy this time-lapse video of the Transit of Venus captured by Patrick Cullis from Colorado. Using two telescopes and cameras, Cullis managed to collect some amazing footage, including shots of an airplane flying across the Sun during the event.

 
Also check out Science Friday's interview with Dean Regas, Outreach Astronomer from the Cincinnati Observatory, who spoke with Ira in May about the best ways to safely observe the annular solar eclipse.

 
Rules of Transit of Venus Photo Contest:
Only one entry per person please. Contest begins June 11 and ends June 19 at 12:01 a.m. US Eastern Time. By entering the contest, you grant Science Friday the right to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known.

 

About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is the online editor at Workboat.com and NationalFisherman.com. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be. She is also Science Friday's former web editor.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

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