The Venus Lectures
Monday, June 04, 2012, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
A Transit of Venus is a rare event (the next one will be in the year 2117) when the planet Venus passes across the disk of the sun; past transits have been important to astronomers measuring the size of the solar system. The Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington will host a public lecture the evening of June 4 (the day before the transit). On Monday June 4 at the University of Washington's Kane Hall, Room 120, Professors Woody Sullivan and Victoria Meadows will present two complementary (approximately 30-minutes each), back-to-back lectures: "Transits of Venus and the Quest for the Scale of the Universe" (Sullivan) and "The Venus Environment: Understanding the Earth's Twisted Sister" (Meadows).VERY SORRY, BUT REGISTRATION FOR THE LECTURES APPEARS TO HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY. (YOU MIGHT TRY BACK LATER TO SEE IF ADDITIONAL TICKETS HAVE BEEN RETURNED).