Project Description

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Project: Observe a solar transit

Tier: 2

Location: ahso

Other information, requirements, or equipment you must supply (may be blank): Solar filter is required

Observe an object such as Mercury or Venus as it transits the Sun. WARNING: NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT A SOLAR FILTER! These are rare events, which usually are announced in the news or on popular astronomy sites such as spaceweather.com.

Record the time and location of your observations as well as a complete description of the event. You should include sketches or photographs with your project.