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Image 1 - Final Countdown: Transit Of Venus Closing In
2012-06-05 14:29:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The Transit of Venus is upon us, so grab your sun viewing spectacles, head outside, and go get yourself a look at a cosmic event. For those kiddos that will be born today, or in the next few years, statistically speaking you will be able to rub this moment in most of their faces when they get older, because they will not get to see Venus pass by the Sun at any point in their lifetime. The next time the Transit of Venus will occur will be the year 2117....

Mysterious Arc Of Venus To Be Seen During Transit
2012-06-05 09:16:17

When Venus transits the sun on June 5th and 6th, an armada of spacecraft and ground-based telescopes will be on the lookout for something elusive and, until recently, unexpected: The Arc of Venus. "I was flabbergasted when I first saw it during the 2004 transit," recalls astronomy professor Jay Pasachoff of Williams College. "A bright, glowing rim appeared around the edge of Venus soon after it began to move into the sun." For a brief instant, the planet had turned into a "ring of...

Transit Of Venus Only A Day Away...Are You Prepared?
2012-06-04 10:00:17

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com If you aren't looking up towards the sun tomorrow with the proper eye equipment, then a special moment is going to pass you by. The Transit of Venus is taking place on Tuesday, and it will not be seen again until 2117. The transits of Venus occur in pairs once every 100 years, so this upcoming transit is the last until the next generation gets their opportunity. Astronaut Don Pettit is up in the International Space Station armed...

2012-06-01 06:20:31

REDLANDS, Calif., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Working with Astronomers Without Borders, GIS software company Esri has built a Transit of Venus web map application that instantaneously displays data from amateur astronomers. Using a free smartphone application, these citizen scientists from around the world will capture their observations of the transit of Venus in early June and have their timing measurements immediately published on a map on esri.com. (Logo:...

2012-05-29 14:20:14

Venus Transit Last in Our Lifetimes OAKLAND, Calif., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers and volunteers at Chabot Space & Science Center are preparing for two more major astronomical events that will be visible to residents in the Bay Area. On Monday, June 4, 2:00 am - 5:00 am. Chabot's Observatory Deck will be open in the middle of the night for the Lunar Eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs when a full Moon passes behind the Earth, blocking the sun's rays. This...

2012-05-24 07:37:04

NASA Television will air a live program starting at 5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 5, showcasing the celestial phenomenon of the planet Venus trekking across the face of the sun. The rare event, known as the Venus Transit, will not occur again until 2117. The transit occurs when Venus passes directly between Earth and the sun. Viewers will see Venus as a small dot gliding slowly across our nearest star. Historically, viewed by luminaries like Galileo Galilei, Captain James Cook and even...

2012-05-23 14:20:13

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air a live program starting at 5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 5, showcasing the celestial phenomenon of the planet Venus trekking across the face of the sun. The rare event, known as the Venus Transit, will not occur again until 2117. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The transit occurs when Venus passes directly between Earth and the sun. Viewers will see Venus as a small dot gliding slowly...

Transit Of Venus Approaching
2012-05-21 11:16:09

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com In two more weeks, the Earth will get to view a spectacle that hasn't been seen in eight years, and will not be seen again until 2117. Venus will pass across the face of the sun, producing a tiny silhouette, like a small freckle on a face. The 7-hour transit will be observed on all seven continents on Tuesday, June 5, starting at 5:09 p.m. Central Time. The transits of Venus first gained popularity back in the 18th century, a time when the solar system...

2012-05-15 10:28:47

WOBURN, Mass., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- iOptron announces its newest product - The Solar 60(TM) Computerized Telescope with Electronic Eyepiece- just in time for the Transit of Venus on June 5-6, 2012. This will be the last transit across the Sun for the next 105 years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120515/CG07641) With iOptron's Solar 60(TM) you'll be able to see and capture this once in a lifetime experience. The computerized goto telescope with 60mm refractor...

2012-05-15 10:20:39

OAKLAND, Calif., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers and volunteers at Chabot Space & Science Center are preparing for expected crowds over the next couple of weeks when three major astronomical events take place, beginning this weekend. On the afternoon of Sunday, May 20, viewers on the West Coast will have a particularly clear view of the Annular Solar Eclipse. This is a rare sight in which the rim of the Sun becomes a brilliant ring completely encircling the...


Latest Astronomical transit Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Positional Astronomy -- Positional astronomy is the study of the positions of celestial objects. This is the oldest branch of astronomy and dates back to antiquity. Observations of celestial objects are important for religious and astrological purposes, as well as for timekeeping. Ancient structures associated with positional astronomy include: -- Chichn Itz -- The Medicine Wheel -- The Pyramids -- Stonehenge -- The Temple of the Sun The unaided human eye can...

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