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The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus
Mauna Loa Observatory (Video)
Date: June 1, 2012
Running Time: 00:04:20
Learn about NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii, the location of the Exploratorium’s June 5, 2012, webcast of the transit of Venus. A leading atmospheric research facility, the observatory has been collecting and monitoring data relating to atmospheric change since the 1950s. Dr John Barnes, the ... More »
Transits of Venus—the movement of Venus across the face of the sun—occur in pairs that are eight years apart and then don’t happen again for more than a hundred years. Before the transit in 2004, the last two Venus transits were in 1874 and 1882. After the transit in 2012, there ... More »

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Transit of Venus: Sonification (Video)
6/12/2012   
Exploratorium composer Wayne Grim used the video of the transit to create a sound c ...
 
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Transit of Venus 2012: 1st and 2nd Contact (Video)
6/5/2012   
Watch the beginning of Venus’s transit across the disk of the sun, one of the rarest astr ...
 
00:02:00
Transit of Venus 2012: 3rd and 4th Contact (Video)
6/5/2012   
Watch the conclusion of Venus’s 6.5-hour journey across the disk of the sun, one of the ra ...
 
00:04:20
Mauna Loa Observatory (Video)
6/1/2012   
Learn about NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii, the location of ...
 
00:34:10
The Strange Atmosphere of the Planet Venus (Webcast)
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A series of sometimes fiery demonstrations shows what the pressure and composition of Venus’ ...

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16:54:00
Transit of Venus: Sonification (Video)
6/12/2012   
Exploratorium composer Wayne Grim used the video of the transit to create a sound c ...
 
00:02:00
Transit of Venus 2012: 1st and 2nd Contact (Video)
6/5/2012   
Watch the beginning of Venus’s transit across the disk of the sun, one of the rarest astr ...
 
00:02:00
Transit of Venus 2012: 3rd and 4th Contact (Video)
6/5/2012   
Watch the conclusion of Venus’s 6.5-hour journey across the disk of the sun, one of the ra ...
 
00:03:15
Monitoring Climate Change (Video)
6/4/2012   
Join Dr. Russell Schnell, the director of the Global Monitoring Division of the Nationa ...
 
00:04:20
Mauna Loa Observatory (Video)
6/1/2012   
Learn about NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii, the location of ...