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A Transit of Venus “Mahalo”

June 6, 2012

A big mahalo to our four friends who shared their telescopes for all to see the Transit of Venus!  From left to right, Norbert Zacharids & Marion Zacharids from Maryland, Kathleen Labrie from Hilo, and Denny Gursky from Seattle. (Photo used by permission)

The visitor center staff of Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Sitewould like to thank the hundreds of visitors who showed up for the Transit of Venus viewing yesterday. It was exciting to see so many people from as far away as Europe visit the park for this historic event. Also, we would like to thank the several individuals who allowed the public to look through their telescopes to see this event.

The prize for most creative telescope…this one according to the one that made it is made of LegoⓇ pieces  (NPS Photo)

Capturing Venus…(Photo used by permission)

Professional and amateur astronomers and photographers gathered at Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site for this historic event. (Photo used by permission)

The LegoⓇ  scope showing the Sun and Venus…(NPS Photo)

Peering up at the Planet Venus… (NPS Photo)

A little shade please…(Photo used by permission)

Mahalo to the creative folks at the Foodland bakery in Waimea for the unique design of our “Transit Cake” (NPS Photo)

We hope the generation of 2117 has just as much fun as we all did in seeing this amazing astronomical event. Aloha! (Photo used by permission)

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