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The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus
The Strange Atmosphere of the Planet Venus (Webcast)
Date: June 8, 2004
Running Time: 00:34:10
A series of sometimes fiery demonstrations shows what the pressure and composition of Venus���s atmosphere are like. This program was presented in conjunction with the Exploratorium���s webcast of the 2004 transit of Venus.
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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00:34:10
The Strange Atmosphere of the Planet Venus (Webcast)
6/8/2004   
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 ...
 
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 rares ...
 
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 t ...
 
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Mauna Loa Observatory (Video)
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Learn about NOAA���s Mauna Loa Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii, the locati ...