By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director
Around 600 people turned out on Tower Lawn to view the Transit of Venue across the face of the sun June 5. The next time this event will take place is 2117, so many took advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to commune with our solar system through telescopes and other viewing apparatus provided by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The department seeks to advance the frontiers of knowledge in physics and astronomy with top quality research by faculty members in collaboration with graduate and undergraduate students, and help students to become proficient in physics, especially in optical science, condensed matter, computational physics, and astrophysics. Check out more photos on SJSU’s official Facebook page.