PNC Offers Viewing of the Night Sky

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: May 27, 2012

Purdue University North Central will host a viewing of a once-in-a-lifetime event, the transit of Venus, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. Observation through the telescope that will located near the main entrance of Schwarz Hall, on the west side of the building. The event is free and open to the public. This is an interactive learning experience suitable for all ages and interests.

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Westville, IN 46391
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Venus will be moving between the Earth and the Sun and a telescope with a solar filter will be available to allow people a view of the transit. The public is invited to take a close-up look and ask astronomy questions.

Dr. Aaron Warren, PNC associate professor of Physics, will be on hand to answer astronomy-related questions and provide descriptions of the transit of Venus.

The event will be cancelled for cloudy or inclement weather. Further information may be obtained by contacting Warren at 219.785.5200 ext. 5659 or email

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Warren.