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"When Venus Transits the Sun" Omni dome show

Transit of Venus

"WHEN VENUS TRANSITS THE SUN" OMNI DOME SHOW

 

In June 2012, Venus transited the Sun  (Moved in front of it from our perspective.)  Don't worry if you missed this event.  The next transit occurs in December 2117. 

Though more than a century separates us from the next Venusian transit, we can still watch the show we introduced in 2012 to celebrate the event!

The "When Venus Transits the Sun" omni-dome program focuses on the transit dynamics. How does it happen?  Why is it so rare?    This show also takes us back to the 18th century to discuss how astronomers determined the Sun's distance with observations of a previous transit.

Now that June 2012 belongs to the ages, we offer "When Venus Transits the Sun" as our historical astronomy show.

Call 207-780-4249  or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu for more information.

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