The current weather forecast for Wednesday sunrise means that the chances of seeing anything from Aberdeen are close to zero. Reluctantly, we have therefore had to cancel the viewing event planned for Wednesday early morning at the University Library.
There are still ways of following the transit online and on the television. In addition, for those interested in the event and its history, John Reid's talk at Aberdeen Maritime Museum still has places (please call the Martitime Museum directly - tel 01224 337714 or visit http://www.aagm.co.uk/).
Other resources of interest:-
- The BBC are screening a special edition of Horizon on the eve of the Transit. Details are available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jszy4 and there will also be a live relaying of the event from 4.20am on the morning as part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.
- Aberdeen Astronomical Society will be viewing the Transit from various locations and taking photographs and measurements. Those with a special interest in astronomy may contact the Society by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org At present it looks like the Cromarty area of Scotland offers the best chance of a gap in the clouds allowing for some transit viewing.
There are also various web sources about the transit. Particularly good ones are www.transitofvenus.org and http://transitofvenus.nl/wp/where-when/local-transit-times/