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Tag: transit of Venus

June 6, 2012 | 8:16 am

Transit of Venus Webcast Replay and Photos

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Thousands of people throughout the Bay Area watched Venus pass in front of the sun for the last time this century. More than 2,500 people gathered at the Chabot Space and Science Center Tuesday night for the transit of Venus. That’s five times the center’s average attendance, said Visitor Services Manager Samuel Aguayo. “It’s a […]

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June 5, 2012 | 2:47 pm

Transit of Venus

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The transit of Venus is among the most rare of planetary alignments. Venus passes in front of the sun twice every century. Transits appear in close “pairs,” so although you might have seen this special occurrence in 2004, it will not be visible again until December 2117. Without optical magnification, Venus will appear as just […]

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Where, When and How to Watch the Transit of Venus — Last Chance For 105 Years

June 1, 2012 | 3:59 pm

Where, When and How to Watch the Transit of Venus — Last Chance For 105 Years

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If you can take a moment to look at the sky with an eclipse viewer or break out that pinhole projector, you can join a very exclusive astronomical club. On Tuesday, June 5, in most of California, you can watch the planet Venus slowly pass in front of the sun from 3:04 p.m. to 9:46 […]

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