The historic transit of Venus on June 8, 2004 will be celebrated with a major event in one of the most beautiful parks in Europe.
The public can experience the transit with eclipse glasses, telescopes and live images from several locations around Norway, displayed on a 40 m2 screen! In this national happening there will also be lots of other activities and stands with information about astronomy and other natural sciences and the final in a national science competition for children.
Opening hours for the event:
Monday June 7, 14:00 - 21:00 (2pm-9pm)
Tuesday June 8, 06:30-15.00 (06:30am-3pm) This is the big, historic day!
The Monday will be used for preparing ourselves and the public for the historic event taking place the next morning. Eclipse glasses, information etc. will be available. In addition, numerous exciting activities are offered.
Some of the more than 20 000 people rejoicing the solar eclipse in the Frognerpark early in the morning of May 31, 2003. Photo: Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard
The organizers are the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo, the Norwegian Astronomical Society (NAS) and the Nysgjerrigper Project of the Research Council of Norway. NAS has previously organized several major events in connection with astronomical events.
Updated information about the coming event will be found below.