Transit of Venus and evening star gaze at Henderson Beach State Park June 5

May 22, 2012

Venus transit. Photo courtesy

Join in on an evening of planet and stargazing

Time: 5 – 10 p.m.

Henderson Beach State Park will host a once-in-a-lifetime event, the transit of Venus. The Venus transit begins at approximately 5 p.m. and will be seen as a small dot gliding across the face of the sun.  This rare event will not happen again until the year 2117. Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of the Venus transit. After sunset, their telescopes will focus on the night sky. All ages are invited to enjoy an evening of stargazing. The park will close at sunset.  All those attending the star gaze should arrive prior to sunset. Please call the park for sunset time.  *Event weather permitting*

Fees:  Program included in the park admission fee.

Contact: (850) 837-7550

Directions:  Henderson Beach State Park is located in Okaloosa County, on Highway 98 just east of Destin.