Transit of Venus – Once in a Lifetime Opportunity says Brevard County Public Defender Election Candidate, Rhoden

The transit of Venus is an exciting and possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In the next few days (June 5 – 6) star-watching and planet-watching people all over the globe will have the rare opportunity in the astronomical realm when Venus is visible in the transit across the sky and sun. This will not happen again in this century.

What exactly is the “Transit of Venus”? And why is it so special?
Two questions that my family and I had so I did some research and found this information.

Venus crosses between earth and the sun (the planet Venus is visible in front of the sun) and this is what scientists call a “transit”. As Venus travels and the earth travels in its own orbit, Venus will move across the sun and we, on earth, will see a small black dot on the sun. One site I read referred to it as a small black beauty mark on the sun.

Because of the way the earth and Venus are tilted and how the respective planets are tilted on their axis the movement of Venus across the sun is very rare – happening in a pair, 8 years from each other and that is only every 100 years. (June 8, 2004 was the last time and in 2117 it will happen again – that is over 100 years from today!)

Here is some information/links that may be of interest to you. Just remember – do NOT look directly into the sun while viewing Venus. Use a pinhole camera or other safety deviceInfo on Transit of Venus. Those of us in Central Florida can view it generally in the evening of June 5.

Ken Rhoden Supports Active Duty and Veteran Military Personnel

Ken has always had an active lifestyle and when it comes to supporting both active duty and veteran military servicemen and servicewomen, Ken steps up.

Here are some photos about Ken’s most recent military events.

Ken with supporters at the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center

Cornerstone Connection Magazine

Cornerstone Connnection magazine is available in many locations throughout Central Florida. Ken and his volunteers decided this is the perfect publication to support through the campaign, view Ken’s ad here (designed by the very talented design staff at Cornerstone) They describe themselves this way:

BUILDING THE BODY OF CHRIST

Cornerstone Connection is a monthly magazine with the purpose of serving those in the body of Christ in the Central Florida area. It is also our desire that those who do not know Christ may be inspired by the content of the magazine.”  Copied from:  http://www.cornerstone-connection.com/about.php, on August 3, 2012.

This magazine is inspiring and you can find it in many places such as (copied from Cornerstone’s website):

  • Not only all the Bible Bookstores in the community, going through 1,000’s a week, and over 200 churches throughout central Florida, but also 80% of our readership is distributed all over the city.
  • Restaurants from Carraba’s, Steak & Ale, Chick-Fil-A, O-Boys Bar-B-Q, Shoney’s, Ryan’s and some of the Panera Bread franchises. We have gone through as many as 400 magazines every two days in most of the restaurants.
  • Banks through out central Florida such as Wakovia and Sunbank, and recently had AMSouth request magazines for their locations.
  • Schools sending 1,000’s home with students and teachers.
  • 30 Curve fitness centers, Florida Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center and many other doctor’s offices throughout the city.
  • Toyota, Ford & other dealerships, automotive repair and professional businesses throughout our community.
  • Welcome baskets in more than thirty condos in the area.

There is also a great article in this month’s edition about local Seminole County attorney John Edward Jones and his family.  See page 21 for the article on John.

If you see Cornerstone Connection, pick it up because you will enjoy reading it and support the advertisers within the pages of the magazine to support its continued mission to carry the message of Christ to readers in Central Florida.   If you need a platform for your advertising that will reach a faith-based audience, call Cornerstone Cononnection.   The staff there is fantastic and professional, you will be impressed.

Family, County & Faith

Click here to also view a copy of the letter from Pastor Mitchell Rhoden.

Check Out the Guest Post on my Squidoo Lens

Bonnie wrote a guest post on my Squidoo site.  It is all about the schedule of a volunteer on a campaign such as mine.  Interesting, entertaining, and short!  Take a look here!

Bonnie at the Caselberry Hob Nob