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Start Date:2004-06-08
Location:Charlottesville, VA
People:Mangum, Samantha
Mangum, Holly
Adams, Mark
Mayo, Mary
Duani, David
Bridle, Mary
Blue, Charles
Bouton, Ellen
Murphy, Patrick
Creator:Records of the NRAO
Series:Photographs Series
Unit:NRAO Employees Unit
Subunit:NRAO Social Events Subunit
Type:Still Image
Subject:Events--Social events
Description:A transit of Venus occurs when Venus passes between the sun and a superior planet, making Venus visible as a small black dot against the solar disk. Transits of Venus are rare, with two transits eight years apart occurring roughly every 243 years. There were two transits in the 21st century, the first on 8 June 2004 and the other on 5/6 June 2012. In this photo, taken behind the NRAO Technology Center building in Charlottesville in the very early morning on 8 June 2004, are (l-r) Hannah Mangum (feet only!), unidentified, Samantha Mangum (yellow sweater) and Holly Mangum (pink sweater) seated on curb, Mark Adams, Mary Mayo, unidentified (in red bandana), David Duani adjusting the sunspotter, Mary Bridle, Charles Blue, Ellen Bouton, and Pat Murphy. The two (apparently chilly) small boys are unidentified. The sunspotter uses mirrors and a lens to project a solar image onto a white viewing screen. The mini radio telescope is one Charles Blue put together in his father's basement. [show more]