STATUS : All observations going on as planned

On this day of Venus transit, we at SPACE are committed to spread the awareness among the general public. For the same, SPACE will be conducting public observations of the “Transit of Venus” at various locations in Delhi and around. SPACE will also coordinate with the associate schools and institutions to hold the public observations.

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Contact Timing Of Venus Transit From New Delhi:
Contact I - 03:39 am IST
Contact II - 03:57 am IST
Greatest Transit - 07:02 am IST
Contact III - 10:05 am IST
Contact Iv- 10:22 am IST

SPACE will be holding many public observations where astronomers from SPACE will be available for answering your questions regarding the celestial event.

Mass Observations done by SPACE :

1. Jantar Mantar, New Delhi - Public Watch - All are Welcome
Timing - Sunrise to 10:20 am
Contact No : 9212669953 (Neha)
2. Udaipur Solar Observatory, Udaipur - Public Watch - All in the area including school and public are welcome
Timing - Sunrise to 10:20 am
Contact No : 9212669958 (Rishabh)
3 . Tihar Jail, New Delhi - Restricted to prison staff.

To register if interested in joining us for mass observation at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.
Note: These sites for observation are subjected to last minute changes. Please refer to this page for any last minute changes.

Observation done by our CSE Schools:

Our CSE schools are holding Venus transit observations for their students and parents.

1. Step By Step School, Noida
Timing - 7:30 to 10:20 am
Contact No : 9212669909 (Sabhyata)
2. G.D Goenka Public School, Rohini
Timing - 7:30 to 10:20 am
Contact No : 9958332467 (Poonam)
3. Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura
Timing - 7:30 to 10:20 am
Contact No : 9212669961 (Manalee)
4. Indraprastha World school, Paschim Vihar
Timing - 8:00 to 10:20 am
Contact No : 9212669928 (Priyanka)
5. Indraprastha International School, Dwarka
Timing - 8:00 to 10:20 am
Contact No : 9212669928 (Priyanka)

Observation done by SPACE Associated Organizations :

Hillwoods Academy, New Delhi
Nepal Astronomical Society NASO
Afghanistan Astronomy Association AAA
Kazakhstan Amateur Astronomy Club
Myanmar Astronomy & Science Enthusiasts Society MASES
Hong Kong Astronomical Society HKAS

SPACE Collaborates with GONG

The Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) is a project in which 6 telescopes are placed in different locations of the world with the idea of viewing the Sun through Scientific Instruments 24 hours a day. It is a community-based program to conduct a detailed study of solar internal structure and dynamics using helioseismology. In order to exploit this new technique, GONG has developed a six-station network of extremely sensitive, and stable velocity imagers located around the Earth to obtain nearly continuous observations of the Sun's "five-minute" oscillations, or pulsations.

The Observatories record data in special H-Alpha Wavelength which gives a detailed view of the activity on Sun.

This is a milestone for Indian Astronomy Research as it placed India with top international observatories located at the Canary islands (Spain), CTIO (Chile), Big Bear (USA), Hawaii (USA), and Learmonth (Australia), for a near continuous 24 hour solar coverage with the aim of probing the solar interior.

This means, SPACE will view and webcast the transit from start to end ( Ingress to Egress ) on 06 June 2012.

A fantastic experience awaits for the SPACE Expedition Team visiting the Udaipur Solar Observatory, Udaipur and for the webcast viewers at http://www.space-india.org/transit-of-venus/webcasting.html



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