June 6, 2012
Today something very special is happening in the sky – it is the Transit of Venus. We had two special visitors come to talk to us about it – Allan and Barbara Timcke.
Here is what we thought about the Transit of Venus BEFORE Allan and Barbara visited.
What does the ‘Transit of Venus’ mean?
Venus is coming near the Sun, touching the Sun.
Tells us it is a plant, like a Venus Fly trap.
It means that Venus comes around the Sun.
Every 700 years you get to see Venus travel around the Sun and today we get to see Venus move around the Sun.
Venus is a planet. The planet is smaller than the Sun.
What might I see?
We might see Mars.
We could see a dot in the sky.
We might see the Sun.
Might see the whole planet.
We might see inside the Sun.
We might see the flames on the Sun.
We might see the planet…Venus.
We might see a thing that is cold, a planet that is cold.
We might see stars through a telescope.
We might see something inside the Sun, like a pip.
How can we watch it?
We are going to watch it through a telescope.
We might need a special piece of glass to see Venus.
We might have to look through a glass like on the end of a telescope.
We can’t look at the Sun because we might get blind looking at it.