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Venus Transit June 5

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Join a NASA team to view the Venus Transit as seen from Fairbanks, AK.

 

Today, Tuesday June 5, is the last chance most of us will ever have to see the planet Venus pass in front of the Sun.  A transit of Venus is among the rarest of astronomical events, even more rare than the return of Halley’s Comet every 76 years.   The next Venus transit will be in the year 2117.

 

The best viewing places for this event are Hawaii and Alaska.  NASA has a team of educators at both sites to share this event with teachers and students.

 

You and your students can join the Fairbanks team from NIA to view this event via LiveStream from 6:00 PM ET until 12:00 AM ET TODAY: http://www.livestream.com/venustransit

 

The Fairbanks team will broadcast on two stations simultaneously.  Only the Livestream site will be interactive and open for questions from the audience. 

 

Please join us to learn what is unique about the Fairbanks location, including interviews at the University of Alaska Museum of the North to find out what a fascinating place Alaska is!

 

You can also visit the Sun-Earth Day Venus Transit website: http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/ where you will be able to see all 11 possible sites to view the transit, including an on-orbit viewing with Astronaut Don Petit on the International Space Station: