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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...

2012-05-15 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...