Venus transit – June 6th 2012
Akashmitra (AM) had organized Venus Transit observation for general public through quality telescopes equipped with safe Solar filters. AM had also organized to show this lifetime event on TV through local cable operator. Sadly, on the penultimate evening, pre-monsoon clouds started making their presence and weather remained clouded for the next 72 hours. This ruined the chances of enthusiastic Kalyankar’s to view their last chance of witnessing this rarity. However, AM arranged to show them live telecast from NASA’s site, some small clippings and also had interaction with students/general public about astronomy.
Image taken towards the end of an event
People gathered at Phadke Maidan, Kalyan
Mr. Sunil Vidwans explaining students about the “Khagoliya Vartapatra” (Bimonthly Astronomical bulletin by Akashmitra)
Prabhakar Gokhale Sir and Mangesh Phatak explaining students about the working of telescope.