Closure for Transit of Venus
Earlier in the conference I presented my concluding paper and prezi, A Commmunity Celebrates the Transit of Venus. I invite you to peruse the prezi in depth to get a sense of how one community embraced the opportunity to promote math and science. An audio recording of that talk is online.
This transitofvenus.org website still needs material on the aftermath of June 5, including images of the 2012 transit of Venus itself and results of scientific inquiries. I hope to add valuable content here in the future, but at a leisurely pace.
In the interim, I will be casually building the website www.nightwise.org, a portal to my other interests and to astronomy in my community.
I thank the many supporters who have encouraged and supported Transit of Venus education and public outreach. In particular I thank my wife Mary, my kids Eric and Sarah, Steven van Roode, Patrick Rumley, and the many parties seen in the prezi. That was fun.