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Transit of Venus

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A group of nearly 60 Wabash College faculty, staff, students, and families gathered Tuesday afternoon on the rightfield berm near Wabash Ballpark to view the planet Venus as it made its transit between the Earth and the Sun. The event will not take place again until 2117. 

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Partly cloudy skies forced the crowd to wait patiently for a clear view of the sun.

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BKT Assistant Professor of Chemistry Wally Novak set up a standard telescope and a pinhole camera to assist in viewing the celestial event.

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Associate Professor of Physics James Brown brought a high-powered telescope with a solar filter to allow individuals a chance to view the transit of Venus.

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Professor of History Steve Morillo views the event through Brown's telescope.

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Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science Emeritus David Maharry and some of the Wabash students on campus working on research and internships adjust the pinhole camera in an attempt to view the transit of Venus.

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Venus is seen as a black dot as it moves between the Earth and Sun.

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A young astronomer watches the planet Venus as it passes between the Earth and the Sun.

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Novak lends a hand as a younger viewer watches the transit.