Then we attended a free Transit of Venus event at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort where various activities and telescopes were set up
and cultural astronomer Richard Poss gave an interesting lecture.
I thought this little wooden "Sunspotter" telescope was really neat. It uses a system of three mirrors and two lenses inside a triangle that can rotate on the semicircular base.
The image projected onto white paper was clear and easy to view.
Back home again, we took a picture through a filter:
The next transit of Venus will be in 2117.
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