June 1, 2012
Theo Ramakers, outreach coordinator for the Charlie Elliott Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club, assembles the telescope he uses to view the sun from his Oxford home. Ramakers along with other Astronomy Club members will be at the Homer Sharp Stadium in Covington on June 5 at 5 p.m. for the Venus transit. The event is free and open to the public.
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The local astronomy club is offering free front row seats to a planetary event which won't occur again until 2117.. On Tuesday, shortly after 6 p.m. Venus orbits directly between the Sun and the Earth, allowing those on the Blue Planet to view Venus as a small dark spot crossing