OTIC VST : Venus Solar Transit
June 5, 2012 @ 12:00 am EDT
The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is sited east of Baker City, in Eastern Oregon, with spectacular mountain views. The Venus Solar Transit program will be presented by R.G. Rienks. Visitors to the site will be able to safely watch the transit through solar telescopes in white light and Hydrogen-Alpha. Additionally, there will be a projection scope, filter masks and eclipse glasses to aid in observing. Instruction will be provided in afocal photography to allow the visitors an opportunity to capture this once in a lifetime event. Sponsor hand-outs will also be available. Access from I-84, exit 302, head east on Highway 86 for 5 miles, then left at the entrance. Lodgings available locally.