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Pakuranga College, NZ to view transit from Carr House UK
Winners of the Royal Society of New Zealand transit expedition
from Pakuranga College will be observing the Transit of Venus
from the University's Alston Observatory and Carr House. We
are looking forward to hosting the winners in Preston!
There could be life on
the planet Venus, US scientists have concluded.
Microbes could survive floating in the thick,
cloudy atmosphere, protected by a sunscreen of sulphur
compounds. See the
BBC News story.
The Moon and four planets in the evening sky
During the coming evenings, everybody under clear skies will
be able to enjoy a beautiful view in the twilight. Right
after sunset, planet Venus is visible as a brilliant point
of light above the western horizon - and two other planets,
Mars and Saturn, are seen to the left of Venus as somewhat
less bright objects. More to the south and higher in the
sky, planet Jupiter is also prominent. See the
vt-2004 website for
further information on this, including an
observing chart, and the progress of the project.