The Abrams Planetarium 2004 Transit of Venus Page

The Abrams Planetarium 2004 Transit of Venus Page

2004 Abrams Planetarium

June 8th 2004
6:00 am to 7:25 am EDT
Michigan State University
East Lansing Michigan


The Transit of Venus through a Celestron NexStar 80mm refractor with a solar filter.
Photo by John French


A nice crowd watching the Transit.
Photo by John French


Mary Gowans showing the transit with her very nice old Unitron refractor.
Photo by John French


Mary Gowans with the Sun and Venus on the screen.
Photo by John French


Shane Horvatin and Jennifer Easton watching the transit with a Sunspotter.
Photo by Dave Batch


Rear projection screen on a funnel on a C5 Telescope.
Photo by Dave Batch


The silhouette of Venus on the rear projector.
Photo by Dave Batch


Venus is getting closer to the limb of the Sun.
Photo by Dave Batch


The Transit of Venus projected through a Meade 8 inch reflector at 3rd contact.
Photo by John French


Can you see the black drop?
Photo by Dave Batch


Viewing with the NexStar 80 mm and solar filter.
Photo by Gene Parker


Viewing with a Sunspotter.
Photo by Gene Parker


Getting a picture with a long lens and a solar filter.
Photo by Gene Parker


Watching the transit at sunrise.
Photo by Dave Batch


More people watching the transit of Venus.
Photo by Dave Batch


Dave Batch photographing people photographing the Transit of Venus.
Photo by Gene Parker


The Sun and Venus seen without a solar filter at sunrise.
Photo by Bob Miller


The early morning haze was good enough to block the glare of the sun.
Photo by Bob Miller


Now can you see the black drop?
Photo by Gene Parker


There's the black drop effect!
Photo by Gene Parker


The Transit in a Box!
Photo by John French


Some guy watching the Transit of Venus with eclipse glasses.
Photo by Mary Gowans


Abrams Planetarium
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, 48824