The Madeleine Brand Show for June 4, 2012

Once a century, the Transit of Venus

Transit of Venus

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A view of the transit of Venus from a Celestron 8" catadioptric telescope.

In case you missed the solar eclipse a few weeks ago, tomorrow you'll have another reason to stare at the sky.

Venus will be passing between the earth and the sun in an event called The Transit of Venus. You will be able to see it from three in the afternoon until sunset.

And it's the last time that an event like this is going to happen for another century.

Last week, we spoke with Doug Duncan, an astronomer at the University of Colorado about the best way to view the transit.

Guest:

Doug Duncan is an astronomer at The University of Colorado.

Links:

Watch the Transit of Venus live from Mt. Wilson.

Doug Duncan's hompage.

How to view the eclipse video by Doug Duncan.


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