CLEVELAND — On June 5 Venus will cross the face of the sun in a major astronomical event called the "Transit of Venus" and it will not happen again for 105 years.
Cleveland State University is coordinating a free, family-friendly event where participants will have the opportunity to view the Transit of Venus and learn more about our solar system. Professors and experienced astronomers will be on hand to share their knowledge and coordinate activities. Special "solar viewers" will be provided, and large astronomical telescopes will be available to view Saturn, Mars, Mercury, the Moon and the International Space Station.
The Transit of Venus Event takes place at Edgewater State Park, June 5 from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. The Transit of Venus is estimated to begin at 6 p.m. and the telescopes will be used after sunset at 9 p.m.
CSU is partnering with Baldwin-Wallace College, the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association and the Cleveland Astronomical Society on the event.
About Cleveland State University
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, eight colleges and approximately 200 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2011 as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.