Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and
beauty and is the second brightest object in the night sky after the moon. Venus is such a popular planet and the public
enjoys taking a look see at the only female planet!
The Lunar and Planetary Institute has a ton of maps of Venus, it will be great
to talk about all her surface features that are named after historical women! A Must See for our Girls
Rule event in September! A log sheet to draw her phase is provided in the resource section for a
great hands-on activity. After all, it was Galileo who sketched Venus’ phases that proved Copernicus’
theory that we all orbit the sun!
Venus is visible throughout the year.
Make sure to log your public events to accumulate hours for your observing
pin and for discounted or free solar glasses.
Venus Log Sheet
Lunar and Planetary Institute Catalog of Venus Maps
NASA Venus Fact Sheet
Phases of Venus
Yeah Baby, She's Got It - A history of observing Venus
NOAA Greenhouse Activity Book
Greenhouse in a Jar
Atmosphere Changes in the Air
Venus - Planets for Kids
Kids Astronomy - Venus
Nasa Paper Models of Orbiters