Astronomy

Pasachoff Participates in Hubble Space Telescope Observations

Pasachoff participated in Hubble Space Telescope 22-hour-long observations of Jupiter in an attempt to detect the transit of Venus that was visible there on September 20, 2012, and received a Space Telescope Science Institute grant from NASA in support.  He reports on the Williams College team’s transit of Venus observations from June 5, supported by the Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society, as well at the October meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society.  http://communications.williams.edu/news-releases/10_9_2012_suntransitpasachoff/