Venus Transit: As Seen Through UA Telescope
June 6, 2012 - Filed under: Outreach | Tagged: College of Arts & Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Venus transits across the Sun Tuesday afternoon, as seen through a solar filter-equipped University of Alabama telescope (Dr. William Keel).
Visitors stand on the Gallalee Hall roof to watch the transit of Venus via University of Alabama equipment. The public event, hosted by UA's department of physics and astronomy and Dr. William Keel, professor of astronomy, attracted more than 100 people. Although cloud cover blocked the view from Tuscaloosa at times, it parted long enough to provide more than a glimpse of the phenomenon that will not happen again until 2117 (Dr. William Keel).
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
CONTACT: Chris Bryant, UA media relations, 205/348-8323, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Dr. William Keel, email@example.com, 205/348-1641
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