I ended up in RI because of the three potential East Coast sites (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Rayleigh-Durham, NC, Nashua, NH and Providence, RI) I had selected for a possible observing site the weather  forecast for Providence was the best the day before the transit. Thanks to Southwest Airlines I was able to get a flight into Providence the day before the transit.

Up early

My observing assistant

Wow!

Direct digital image showing Venus

Some equipment

Solar projection telescope image Venus is seen

Special thanks to: Pima College - East Campus especially Jeannette Studer and Susan O'Hagan who kept my paper work straight. Southwest Airlines who supplied the free transportation , Ann Archer who supplied the digital camera and especially my special observing assistant, my father, Guido Iadevaia.

RETURN