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2012-06-02 08:35:31 AM
Link farked.
 
2012-06-02 08:37:17 AM
Keep refreshing and it'll eventually come up.
 
2012-06-02 08:39:06 AM
It's TRANSIT of Venus Sciencedeficientmitter.

And FWIW, here's a link that has everything you need to know.

Link

/please be careful when looking at the sun, use eye protection
//sunglasses are not eye protection
 
2012-06-02 08:40:27 AM
To where is Venus transferring?

Is it because of another solar system reorg?
 
2012-06-02 08:47:14 AM
Website must have been built during the last transit, seeing that it still uses Flash.

Sorry, no iPads allowed.
 
2012-06-02 08:47:50 AM

austin_millbarge: It's TRANSIT of Venus Sciencedeficientmitter.

And FWIW, here's a link that has everything you need to know.

Link

/please be careful when looking at the sun, use eye protection
//sunglasses are not eye protection


Just out of curiosity, I wonder if a wielding mask would provide enough protection. As thick and dark that lense is, it sounds possible. Has anybody looked into it?
 
2012-06-02 08:49:30 AM

lack of warmth: austin_millbarge: It's TRANSIT of Venus Sciencedeficientmitter.

And FWIW, here's a link that has everything you need to know.

Link

/please be careful when looking at the sun, use eye protection
//sunglasses are not eye protection

Just out of curiosity, I wonder if a wielding mask would provide enough protection. As thick and dark that lense is, it sounds possible. Has anybody looked into it?


I worked in a welding shop many years ago, and I used the glass from a welding mask to watch a solar eclipse. So, yes.
 
2012-06-02 08:51:27 AM

lack of warmth: austin_millbarge: It's TRANSIT of Venus Sciencedeficientmitter.

And FWIW, here's a link that has everything you need to know.

Link

/please be careful when looking at the sun, use eye protection
//sunglasses are not eye protection

Just out of curiosity, I wonder if a wielding mask would provide enough protection. As thick and dark that lense is, it sounds possible. Has anybody looked into it?


I've been told that it has to be a #14 welders mask. Anything of lesser protection is not good enough.
 
2012-06-02 08:52:34 AM
I'm in New Zealand where the whole transit is visible, so this time around - unlike 2004 - I should get a chance to see it. I just hope it doesn't cloud over.
 
2012-06-02 08:55:50 AM

I Am The Bishop Of East Anglia: To where is Venus transferring?

Is it because of another solar system reorg?


Downsizing. It was either this or Mercury and Venus both getting RIF'ed, like Pluto.
 
2012-06-02 08:59:01 AM

Gadflypaper: I worked in a welding shop many years ago, and I used the glass from a welding mask to watch a solar eclipse. So, yes.


While you most likely you were ok in doing so, keep in mind that just because looking through something may make it 'comfortable' to view, not all filters will remove all harmful wavelengths of light, and much like a sunburn, you wouldnt feel the effects of it until later.

And never ever look at the sun through binocs or a telescope without proper filters applied.

For anyone who is interested, your best bet is to contact your local astronomy groups (every city has them) and see what events they are planning for Tuesday because this is considered a big farking deal in the astronomy world.
 
2012-06-02 09:00:27 AM
Lying on my back under the night sky, I reached up for Uranus.
 
2012-06-02 09:00:40 AM

austin_millbarge: It's TRANSIT of Venus Sciencedeficientmitter.

And FWIW, here's a link that has everything you need to know.

Link

/please be careful when looking at the sun, use eye protection
//sunglasses are not eye protection


You need the transfer to change buses to take the transit to Venus .
 
2012-06-02 09:03:17 AM

seatown75: Website must have been built during the last transit, seeing that it still uses Flash.

Sorry, no iPads allowed.


This. Flash required? Eat shiat. I mean I want to know but no.
 
2012-06-02 09:03:53 AM
Venus is transferring where?


....did another star offer it a higher paying job?
 
2012-06-02 09:04:45 AM
Concerned about missing the only transit of Venus for the next couple of hundred years? Your best viewing times follow. Venus

Fixed that for Fark
 
2012-06-02 09:08:53 AM

YouSaidWhat: Lying on my back under the night sky, I reached up for Uranus.


But were you wearing protection?
 
2012-06-02 09:13:04 AM

Farking New Guy: YouSaidWhat: Lying on my back under the night sky, I reached up for Uranus.

But were you wearing protection?


And it should have been #14 or better.
 
2012-06-02 09:15:54 AM
I farked up and moved to the Seattle area 5 years ago. All I'll ever see is farking clouds.
 
2012-06-02 09:22:12 AM

lack of warmth: austin_millbarge: It's TRANSIT of Venus Sciencedeficientmitter.

And FWIW, here's a link that has everything you need to know.

Link

/please be careful when looking at the sun, use eye protection
//sunglasses are not eye protection

Just out of curiosity, I wonder if a wielding mask would provide enough protection. As thick and dark that lense is, it sounds possible. Has anybody looked into it?


Personally, I'd be extremely careful about using welding gear--as austin_millbarge notes, it's a lot of the non-visible wavelengths that do the real damage, and not all welding glass is going to block all of that. Best to err on the side of caution if you have any doubt.

Also, the advice about finding an astronomy club is sound--they'll have solar filters/and or some means of projecting the transit. Here in SoIll, we'll have several filtered scopes, a projector, a sun funnel, and 100 pairs of Baaderfilm sunglasses.
 
2012-06-02 09:23:44 AM
Let's see. The sun sets 4 hours before first contact and rises one hour after last contact. So much for that.

/has a sad
 
2012-06-02 09:25:33 AM
Geo targetting didn't work. May be able to see Venus leaving the sun very early in the morning.
 
2012-06-02 09:32:25 AM
Let me ask a question. Would looking through exposed camera film work? I want to see this but I don't want to fry my eyes.
 
2012-06-02 09:44:24 AM

lack of warmth: austin_millbarge: It's TRANSIT of Venus Sciencedeficientmitter.

And FWIW, here's a link that has everything you need to know.

Link

/please be careful when looking at the sun, use eye protection
//sunglasses are not eye protection

Just out of curiosity, I wonder if a wielding mask would provide enough protection. As thick and dark that lense is, it sounds possible. Has anybody looked into it?


When we had the eclipse in the 90's I used a pair of welding panes. I would suggest looking for long even with that strength.
 
2012-06-02 09:48:21 AM

A Terrible Human: Let me ask a question. Would looking through exposed camera film work? I want to see this but I don't want to fry my eyes.


No. According to Dr. B. Ralph Chou:

"It is never safe to look at the sun without proper eye protection. No filter should be used with an optical device (e.g. binoculars, telescope, camera) unless that filter has been specifically designed for that purpose and is mounted at the front end (i.e., end towards the Sun). Unsafe filters include all color film, black-and-white film that contains no silver, photographic negatives with images on them (x-rays and snapshots), smoked glass, sunglasses (single or multiple pairs), photographic neutral density filters and polarizing filters, computer disk media. Most of these transmit high levels of invisible infrared radiation which can cause a thermal retinal burn. The fact that the Sun appears dim, or that you feel no discomfort when looking at the Sun through the filter, is no guarantee that your eyes are safe. A person with eye damage from improper viewing may not notice the damage until hours later."

Here are some safe ways to observe the transit: Link
 
2012-06-02 09:52:06 AM

lack of warmth:
Just out of curiosity, I wonder if a wielding mask would provide enough protection. As thick and dark that lense is, it sounds possible. Has anybody looked into it?


There's no such thing as a "wielding mask". Your thinking of a "Mask of Wielding" and since all it does is give you +12 strength (and a lousy +1 AC), the answer is no. It will not protect your eyes from the sun.
 
2012-06-02 10:00:59 AM
There are a number of events scheduled in the Boston area for the Venus transit (assuming we don't get clouded/rained out). The Museum of Science has cancelled their event, but I'm told that all of the following are open to the public:

* Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge
* Clay Center Observatory, Brookline
* Gloucester Area Astronomy Club at Halibut Point State Park, Rockport
* North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club
* South Shore Astronomical Society at Blue Hills, Milton

Should we have clouds, I believe at least the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will be watching NASA's webcast of the event. That may be an option for other people who can't see it directly themselves.
 
2012-06-02 10:03:54 AM
Funky!

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2012-06-02 10:22:11 AM

A Terrible Human: Let me ask a question. Would looking through exposed camera film work? I want to see this but I don't want to fry my eyes.


Good luck finding film.
 
2012-06-02 10:48:57 AM

austin_millbarge: It's TRANSIT of Venus Sciencedeficientmitter.

And FWIW, here's a link that has everything you need to know.

Link

/please be careful when looking at the sun, use eye protection
//sunglasses are not eye protection


Also, the next one is in 2117 mathdeficientmitter.
 
2012-06-02 10:49:37 AM

YouSaidWhat: Lying on my back under the night sky, I reached up for Uranus.


Were you shocked by its icy ring and extreme axial tilt?

I know I was. Titaniacally so.
 
2012-06-02 10:57:34 AM
Okay, here's the scoop everyone.

Venus is transferring to the Epsilon Eridani system for higher pay.

The rumor right now is that we're going to get one of those really huge gas giants, possibly 16 Cygni Bb, and that it's just coming in to fire all of the other planets.
 
2012-06-02 10:58:33 AM

austin_millbarge: //sunglasses are not eye protection


B-Bu-But Ray Bans!
 
2012-06-02 11:14:55 AM

flypusher713: austin_millbarge: It's TRANSIT of Venus Sciencedeficientmitter.

And FWIW, here's a link that has everything you need to know.

Link

/please be careful when looking at the sun, use eye protection
//sunglasses are not eye protection

Also, the next one is in 2117 mathdeficientmitter.


I was too busying LOL'ing at "transfer" to notice the math gaffe.
 
2012-06-02 11:16:49 AM

Fapinator: The rumor right now is that we're going to get one of those really huge gas giants, possibly 16 Cygni Bb, and that it's just coming in to fire all of the other planets.


Some planet will win a Cadillac El Dorado, another a set of steak knives.
 
2012-06-02 11:18:19 AM
Cloudy, showers for the next week.
 
2012-06-02 11:21:41 AM

austin_millbarge: flypusher713: austin_millbarge: It's TRANSIT of Venus Sciencedeficientmitter.

And FWIW, here's a link that has everything you need to know.

Link

/please be careful when looking at the sun, use eye protection
//sunglasses are not eye protection

Also, the next one is in 2117 mathdeficientmitter.

I was too busying LOL'ing at "transfer" to notice the math gaffe.


Thanks for leaving me something! I found out about this in one of my community bands, of all places. We are working on this piece of music for our next concert:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Venus_March

/Will be going to the Rice U viewing event
 
2012-06-02 11:22:11 AM

AbiNormal: I farked up and moved to the Seattle area 5 years ago. All I'll ever see is farking clouds.


Maybe not. I had a perfect view of the eclipse last winter, only to discover that the batteries were dead on my camera.
I look forward to this event. There is also an eclipse on Monday.

Has anyone told geekmitter that it is a Transit of Venus not a transfer? Is Venus taking public transit and changing busses?
 
2012-06-02 11:22:23 AM

austin_millbarge: It's TRANSIT of Venus Sciencedeficientmitter.

And FWIW, here's a link that has everything you need to know.

Link

/please be careful when looking at the sun, use eye protection
//sunglasses are not eye protection


Once the transit is over, of course, you may resume staring directly into the sun.
 
2012-06-02 11:25:23 AM
Q. Can't I just watch it on the internet, like I do the eclipse, and save my eyes?

A. You could, but then, ___________________________________________ (anyone care to fill in the blank?)
 
2012-06-02 11:28:41 AM

Fapinator: Okay, here's the scoop everyone.

Venus is transferring to the Epsilon Eridani system for higher pay.

The rumor right now is that we're going to get one of those really huge gas giants, possibly 16 Cygni Bb, and that it's just coming in to fire all of the other planets.


Damn, couldn't we get another class M planet to fark up?
 
2012-06-02 11:54:15 AM
The sky had better be clear in Toronto on Tuesday. I miss enough neat sky shiat here in light pollution central.
 
2012-06-02 12:10:29 PM

fnordest: Q. Can't I just watch it on the internet, like I do the eclipse, and save my eyes?

A. You could, but then, ___________________________________________ (anyone care to fill in the blank?)


You could,but then,you wouldn't get the experience of actually seeing it in person.
 
2012-06-02 12:13:16 PM
basketball WOULD probably be a choice sport on Venus due to the weather
 
2012-06-02 12:32:37 PM

fnordest: Q. Can't I just watch it on the internet, like I do the eclipse, and save my eyes?

A. You could, but then, ___________________________________________ (anyone care to fill in the blank?)


you might be a snowflake with an iPad and not be able to see it cause the website is using the Flashes.
 
2012-06-02 01:03:13 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: austin_millbarge: It's TRANSIT of Venus Sciencedeficientmitter.

And FWIW, here's a link that has everything you need to know.

Link

/please be careful when looking at the sun, use eye protection
//sunglasses are not eye protection

Once the transit is over, of course, you may resume staring directly into the sun.


That's where the fun is.
 
2012-06-02 01:12:40 PM

A Terrible Human: fnordest: Q. Can't I just watch it on the internet, like I do the eclipse, and save my eyes?

A. You could, but then, ___________________________________________ (anyone care to fill in the blank?)

You could,but then,you wouldn't get the experience of actually seeing it in person.


That was the one I thought of.

ohdoublereally: fnordest: Q. Can't I just watch it on the internet, like I do the eclipse, and save my eyes?

A. You could, but then, ___________________________________________ (anyone care to fill in the blank?)

you might be a snowflake with an iPad and not be able to see it cause the website is using the Flashes.


Valid point for someone else, but does not apply to me. Thx for playing.
 
2012-06-02 01:14:45 PM

seatown75: Flash


I'm sorry that your internet device refuses to support the internet.
They could probably fix that if they cared about their customers.
 
2012-06-02 01:24:34 PM

fnordest: Q. Can't I just watch it on the internet, like I do the eclipse, and save my eyes?

A. You could, but then, ___________________________________________ (anyone care to fill in the blank?)


"Stellarium" .... Any place on Earth, any time; It's like a planetarium in your basement.
 
2012-06-02 01:28:41 PM
The orbit of Venus does not swing around like that!

It's an awful artistic impression of the orbit swirling around like the dress of Marylin Monroe at a subway stop.

Does the animator think he's going to get lucky upskirt shot of Mother Nature?

Talk about bad astronomy ....

Geeze.
 
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