Try your luck in real hands on Venus-transit experiements!
Bareket Observatory's website will also feature a section on astronomical experiments and activities related to the transit, giving viewers a chance to conduct their own science projects using the live venus-transit feed.
Educational institutions and individuals will be able to conduct real-time astronomy projects while interacting with others from around the world.
This special webcast took place from 02.33 - 04.56 UTC (GMT) June 6 - (05.33 - 07.56 Israel local time) click on the link for your local time.
* Live Venus transit page (you'll be automatically transfered to the live images, during the event):
Experiments and activities related to the transit of Venus;
- Measuring the diameter of the sun with your hands and bar
- Measuring the distance to the sun and Venus during the live venus-transit webcast
- Measuring the diameter of the sun and the planet Venus during the live webcast
- Make a time sequence movie of the planet Venus across the sun
- Build a sundial and measure the passage of time
- Why the sky is blue?
Animation: Images from the 2004 Venus transit.