On the evening of Tuesday, June 5, starting shortly after 6:00 p.m., the planet Venus will pass in front of the face of the Sun.  This transit of Venus is a rare event.  While it last occurred in 2004, the previous time before that was in 1882.  This event will not occur again until 2117!
            Join Professor Steven Schimmrich outside of the library on the SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge campus to safely observe this event with solar-filtered telescopes.  We’ll watch from the first appearance of Venus onto the disk of the Sun until the Sun disappears from view as it sets below the Catskill Mountains to the west.  This event is free and open to the general public but will only be held if there is a clear sky and a view of the setting Sun.  For additional information, see http://people.sunyulster.edu/schimmrs/venus.