Sydney has a prime viewing position to witness the Transit of Venus this Wednesday. It won't be for another 105 years that Venus will pass in front of the Sun. UNSW has a number of experts available to comment on this major astronomical event.

  • Dr Duncan Steel, Australian Centre for Astrobiology M 0431 211 864
  • Dr Jonti Horner, Department of Astrophysics M 0420 433 224
  • Dr Craig Roberts, School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems M 0404 419 560

Open Day – Watch the transit at UNSW

On Wednesday, UNSW Astronomy Outreach is hosting an Open Day. The Transit of Venus has first contact at 8:16am and last contact at 2:44pm. Telescopes will be on the Physics Lawn to view the Sun from 9am to 3pm.

There will also be a number of talks on solar and exoplanetary science.

Talk Schedule (Physics Theatre)


Brett Addison

Solar Astronomy, Transit of Venus and Transiting Exoplanets


Dr. Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer

Venus: A beauty too hot for comfort


Kimberly Bott



Dr. Eliott Koch

Evolution of Planetary Systems

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