June 5, 2012!

Follow this Link (Live from the Mauna Kea Summit on June 5, 2012!) to the live view of the June 5, 2012 Venus Transit “across” the Sun!

The Sun on June 2, 2012, photo taken with a Canon 60D, AT6RC telescope and a Baader solar film filter. Photo by Andrew Cooper.

The Sun on June 2, 2012, photo taken with a Canon 60D, AT6RC telescope and a Baader solar film filter. Photo by Andrew Cooper.

Check in often for the start up since all integral parts will have to be set up and again tweaked 🙂

Providing there are GOOD viewing conditions [fingers crossed for Good Luck, PLEASE], W. M. Keck Observatory is streaming video of the Venus Transit all day on June 5, 2012 Hawaii Time from their Mauna Kea Summit situated Observatories! You can also keep up with the events at Keck Observatory here –> Keck Observatory on Facebook! I watched some of the dry run today as Andy tested, tweaked and tested some more. It will be VERY cool providing their bandwidth will handle the viewer load for the day, you can watch it at the link above as much as you want to “tune” in or for as long as you have time for 😀 Drop by A Darker View now and then where Andy is posting many articles about the Transit as well as many other interesting tidbits of trivia and information 😀 Do remember to look down occasionally to be sure your feet are still on the ground 😉 HAPPY STAR GAZING!!!!