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Last Chance to View Venus Transit Our Sun!
Columnist: Dr. James Green

Last Chance to View Venus Transit Our Sun!
29 May 2012

The transit of Venus across our Sun for about 7 hours (begining 6:09 PM Eastern US on June 5th) is an astronomical event that will not occur again until 2117. To take advantage of the transit, NASA will be filming and archiving the transit from the Solar Dynamic Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope, International Space Station, Mauna Kea, and live from locations around the globe. To find out more about over 350 events, Venus tran?sit educational materials, videos, and tips on safe solar viewing, visit:

You are encouraged to register your own event and join the fun telling the public about planetary science. To watch the planned events LIVE from around the globe, watch NASA TV or live web?streams at:

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Dr. Green is the Director of Planetary Science at NASA Headquarters. He views his job as the keeper of NASA's planetary program and the top advocate for that program to flourish and grow.
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