At 5 p.m. today, June 5, view the transit of Venus, a once-in-a-century event, at the Grant O. Gale Observatory.
Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and director of the observatory, will lead the free, public observation of Venus passing between Earth and the Sun through a telescope with a solar filter.
Cadmus is offering the observation as a safe way to view the rare occurrence and cautions against individuals attempting to do so without benefit of appropriate safety measures.
The Grant O. Gale observatory is located on the north perimeter of the Grinnell College campus, north of 10th Ave. and adjacent to Les Duke Track.
To receive notification of future observatory open houses, contact Robert Cadmus, Department of Physics, Grinnell College, 641-269-3016 (office), 641-269-3014 (observatory).