The Parker Solar Probe (NASA) and BepiColombo (ESA) missions will flyby Venus on July 11th and October 15th. Both missions will obtain observations of Venus coordinated with the Akatsuki mission (JAXA), currently in a long eliptic orbit around the planet.
Researchers on Venus atmosphere are using this opportunity to launch a large ground-based support campaign of these missions and the participation of amateur observers can be fundamental to provide enough data of the Venus atmosphere with context observations in July, August and October.
We have launched a campaign to provide amateur support to these flybys and we are actively requesting Venus observations.
See the Venus amateur campaign at: http://pvol2.ehu.eus/bc/Venus/
All Venus observations submitted to PVOL will be used for this campaign.