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19 years 10 months ago #3214 by albertw
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Hi and welcome to the venus transit 2004 observation discussion area!

Firstly we must point out the saftey guidlines at www.vt-2004.org/safety/

NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITH UNPROTECTED EYES - THIS MAY CAUSE TOTAL AND PERMANENT BLINDNESS WITHIN SECONDS!
Always be sure to use proper optical filters to protect your eyes, or use a projection method. With all methods extreme care must be taken especially with children. CD's, sunglasses, old 'eclipse shades', smoked glass etc. must NOT be used.


An up to date list of Irish Astronomy Clubs holding events is available at www.venustransit.ie/clubs2.html

Feel free to post your observation reports, questions and observations here, you can also upload images to the image gallery at www.irishastronomy.org/user_resources/vi...les.php?folder_id=27

A special welcome to any new visitors to the site, we hope that you will stay around and more importantly stay interested in astronomy! This website is completely free and open to all, whether you are a member of a society or not, however if you would like to join an astronomy club a list of Irish Clubs is listed www.irishastronomy.org/ifas/members.php .

Some useful links:

www.vt-2004.org/central/ - Cloudy where you are? Stuck in the office? This site has live images to event and links to webcams in observatories all over the world where the transit is visible.

www.venustransit.ie - The Irish Venus Transit site. How to observe safley, a list of astronomy clubs, and a set of Irish observation reports from the 1882 transit are among the features of this site.

www.vt-2004.org/participate/ - From here you can register as an official participant in the European Southern Observatories project and submit timins and images of the event.

Clear Skies!

The Observing Starts Now! sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/c3/512/

Cheers,
~Al[/b]

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

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19 years 10 months ago #3217 by gnason
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Hi and welcome to the venus transit 2004 observation discussion area!Cheers,
~Al[/b]


The forecast for Tuesday appears to be light rain and cloudy. Is anyone considering grabbing a flight to Spain or some other sunny location on Monday for an overnight stay - travelling light with small scopes and binoculars? Unfortunately, it's too near to take advantage of a cheap Ryanair flight as it applies a 14-day window.

Gordon

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19 years 10 months ago #3224 by albertw
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Weather is clear on one website and cloudy on two others. It seems like the anticyclone (or whatever the correct term for it is!) lying in the atlantic is causing havoc for the predictions
www.west-cheshire.ac.uk/weather/visible.htm

Anyway I decided a long time ago to go to Italy for the transit, and my flight leaves in a few hours. I may get a chance to send update, but if not you'll have no posts from me until next week ;-)

Clear Skies & enjoy the transit!

Cheers,
~Al

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
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19 years 10 months ago #3226 by dave_lillis
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Going abroad seems like a good idea at this stage for it.
I decided to stay here for this one and definitely go abroad for the next one 8 years time if I miss this one.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

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but what a way to go. :)
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19 years 10 months ago #3242 by ei5fk
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Have resorted to this link, 100% cloud cover in Cork, nothing we can do, hope u guys/dolls up country have better results with transit of Venus
venus.obspm.fr/obspm.php?lang=en
Better go up and console poor Austin Hastings and gang at the flying club site
Charles

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19 years 10 months ago #3243 by stepryan
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charles,
pratically 100 % cloud in dublin too. the sun was teasing me like it was going to appear at the start from behind the clouds. but since then i have had three glimpses through the clouds with my binomites. very easy to see in them. so i am not too upset i have seen something!!!!! :D :D :D. it seems to be very clear in london judging by the tv. when they started to talk about the astrological effect i tuned out.
stephen.

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