Transit of Venus Special Event
The Tel Aviv University Astro Club
is holding a special workshop, open to the public.
The workshop will take place on Tuesday, June 8th 2004, between 08:15 and 15:30, at the
The special workshop will include Solar observations through specially equipped telescopes, an exhibition, and
a series of lectures in two sessions.
Participation is free of charge.
Parking is available in car parks around the university.
Arrival by public transportation is reccomended.
1. Observations of the Transit
During the transit (08:15 - 14:30) we shall conduct public Solar observations in front of the Smolarz Auditorium.
Observations will be carried out using telescopes equipped with solar filters and other measures to enable
safe Solar observations.
2. Special Lectures Session (in Hebrew) -
Chaired by Prof. Elia Leibowitz
|Time ||Speaker|| Title|
|10:30-10:45|| Prof. Yuval Neeman ||Opening remarks |
|10:45-11:15|| Prof. Tsevi Mazeh ||Historical observations of Venus transits |
|11:15-11:45|| Prof. Michael Harsegor ||Scientific Voyages in the Oceans |
|11:45-12:15|| Prof. Ben-Zion Kozlovsky ||The Sun |
|- B r e a k - |
|13:45-14:20|| Prof. Hagai Netzer || From Venus to the edge of the Universe: The cosmological distance ladder |
|14:20-14:50|| Prof. Morris Podolak || Planet Venus: Earth's twin? |
|14:50-15:30|| Prof. Amiel Sternberg|| Mission: Mars |
3. Special Exhibition
A special astronomical exhibition will take place in the lobby of the Smolarz
Auditorium between 08:30 and 15:30.
The exhibition will include the following topics
- The transit of Venus
- An exhibition of the artistic photography of Neil Folberg
- An exhibition of the artistic photography of Yosi Hori
- The Solar system
- Astronomical and space research in Tel Aviv University
- A planetarium