Venus will cross the surface of the Sun in our sky on June 5. These transits don't occur often -- this one will be the last one visible to us this century.
Small Sunspotters and a solar telescope will be set up in front of the Nebraska Union (city campus) for the public to stop by and observe this beautiful event. Handouts will be provided with information describing what's going on and the significance of observing these transits.
Mark Canney, park planner for Lincoln Parks and Recreation, will give a tour of Love Garden. The backdrop of Love Library creates a stately setting for the traditional entrance to the UNL City Campus. Love Garden's magnificent perennial flowerbeds and expansive lawn create an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colors and textures. This tour will focus on combining the basics of the traditional English garden with the New American Style of garden design. Learn how to combine some of the oldest and most loved traditional plants with those best suited for our Nebraska climate and planting conditions
Keyboardist Lao Tizer and his group, TIZER, open the series with their eclectic blend of jam-based world music, jazz and contemporary fusion. TIZER, including Tizer, Jeff Kollman, Rufus Philpot, Raul Pineda, and Steve Nieves, Last played the Sheldon series in 2008. Free. Activities in the area begin as early as 5pm. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early to get a spot on the lawn west of the museum. Sheldon Art Association volunteers will sell water, T-shirts, and artist CDs. Blankets and lawn chairs are allowed. Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not.