Jun 8, 2012

Venus Transit - Waimea's and Kaua`i CC's Major Roles

Venus Transit as seen through Kaua`i Community College Telescope.
Russian Fort Elizabeth, Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii. June 5, 2012.
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Early morning June 5th. Astronomers checked weather patterns with great anticipation for a clear day. Cameras, telescopes, viewing glasses, and homemade viewing devices were loaded into vehicles across the island. By noon, the cloud cover had increased over Kaua`i. Though not so much at Russian Fort Elizabeth in Waimea and throughout the afternoon a steady stream of viewers came by to see the Venus Transit through Kaua`i CC’s telescopes. [Read on for KCC Instructor Michael Hannawald’s engaging article on Waimea's historical role in the Venus Transit and KCC’s service-learning project.]
Intro by Cammie Matsumoto