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  • Shisner
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    • January 05, 2012, 04:58:06 am
    • Jinju
A "Once in a lifetime" you can be quite certain about...
« on: April 27, 2012, 12:31:15 pm »
So, Venus transits in front of the sun this year on June 6, and Korea is one of the [/http://www.transitofvenus.org/june2012/where-to-be]lucky places[/http://www.transitofvenus.org/june2012/where-to-be] that will have a really good view of it. This happens about twice a century, and if I miss this one in 2012, well... I doubt I'll be alive in December of 2117.

That said, where the heck can I go in Korea to see this? With the naked eye and the appropriate eye wear, you can just barely discern a dot from what I've heard. I'd like to see it through a telescope. I live in Jinju, so I'm very close to Busan and Changwon. Does anyone know of an astronomy club or observatory in Busan or Changwon, or maybe Goeje?
« Last Edit: April 27, 2012, 01:24:35 pm by Shisner »
What a happy coincidence:
Earthly and heavenly light
Awakening,
Mingling and becoming
A thought, a passing dream.


  • Hoosier_Jedi
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  • sheila
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    • November 23, 2009, 08:32:58 am
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Re: A "Once in a lifetime" you can be quite certain about...
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 11:23:31 am »
I suggest checking out some of the bigger universities in your area. Many of them have astronomy programs or classes and observatories.
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  • dansk
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    • March 13, 2012, 12:26:55 pm
    • Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
Re: A "Once in a lifetime" you can be quite certain about...
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 07:49:36 pm »
I'm usually pretty up to date on all interesting astronomical happenings, but this one slipped past my radar!  Thanks for mentioning it!

And FINALLY, I'm in the right part of the world to see something cool happen!!  (I think I've managed to be on the wrong continent for every eclipse of the last three or four years.)