A request from RAS to help supply data for the forthcoming transit of Venus.
We have been asked to pass on the following message to your all from
the Royal Astronomical Society with regards to the upcoming transit of
Venus. They would like to make a map of events in the UK for the
transit. We do encourage you all to get involved, but please also
remember to include your events on the FAS diary too. Please contact
Dr Massey directly if you like to have your events included.
All the best,
Dr Samuel George
FAS Webmaster; www.fedastro.org.uk
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Radio Astronomy
Astrophysics Group, The Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue,
University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK.www.krioma.net
Message from Dr Robert Massey, Royal Astronomical Society:
As you undoubtedly know, the next and final transit of Venus that will
be seen this century will take place on the morning of 6 June. Although
the prospects for seeing this from the UK are not ideal, the Royal
Astronomical Society would nonetheless like to set up a database of any
events around the country where members of the public can come to
observe the transit. We expect to receive a flurry of media interest
nearer the time and want to be able to give good advice to anyone who is
interested in watching this unique event.
As a local astronomical society, are you able to help us with this? We
want to put details of any events on an interactive map that includes
their location, time and contact details so that people can find out
what's happening in their area. If you're planning any related
activities (e.g. lectures) we'd be happy to include those too.
Please do drop me a line about this as soon as you can as we'd like to
put the map online early next month.
Best wishes and many thanks
Dr Robert Massey
Deputy Executive Secretary
(Media, Public Affairs, Policy, Education and Outreach)
Royal Astronomical Society
Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 3307 / 4582 x. 214
Mob: +44 (0)794 124 8035www.ras.org.uk
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