Transit of Venus Viewing Events
Ever seen another planet in the daytime sky? When Venus passes between Earth and the sun during the afternoon on June 5, 2012, it will appear as a black disk crossing the sun's face. You can experience this rare astronomical event safely and with a knowledgeable park ranger!
Arches National Park
Natural Bridges National Monument
To learn more about the transit of Venus visit: http://www.transitofvenus.org
Did You Know?
In the late 1800s, John Wesley Wolfe, a disabled Civil War veteran, and his son, Fred, built a homestead in what is now Arches National Park. A weathered log cabin, root cellar, and corral remain as evidence of the primitive ranch they operated for more than 10 years.