More about the Exploratorium website: The Rarest Eclipse: 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 won’t be another pair until 2117 and 2125.


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Transit of Venus:  Transit of Venus: Sonification (Clip)
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16:54:00
Exploratorium composer Wayne Grim used the video of the transit to create a sound composition in real time. As the video signal was received by Wayne's computer, a program he wrote converted the signal into a unique aural experience. http://www.waynegrim.com

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Date: June 12, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art Astronomy

Keywords: transit of venus sonification music audio wayne grim


Transit of Venus:  Transit of Venus 2012: 1st and 2nd Contact (Clip)
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00:02:00
Watch the beginning of Venus’s transit across the disk of the sun, one of the rarest astronomical events.

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Date: June 5, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: transit of venus, solar viewing, solar flares, astronomy, space, science, live, webcast, sun-viewer, telescopes, hawaii, mauna loa,


Transit of Venus:  Transit of Venus 2012: 3rd and 4th Contact (Clip)
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00:02:00
Watch the conclusion of Venus’s 6.5-hour journey across the disk of the sun, one of the rarest astronomical events.

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Date: June 5, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: transit of venus, solar viewing, solar flares, astronomy, space, science, live, webcast, sun-viewer, telescopes, hawaii, mauna loa,


Transit of Venus:  Monitoring Climate Change (Clip)
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00:03:15
Join Dr. Russell Schnell, the director of the Global Monitoring Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as he talks about what it takes to monitor climate change.

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Date: June 4, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science, Chemistry

Keywords: dr. russell schnell, climate change, monitoring, boulder, noaa, air, atmosphere, atmospheric observatories, national oceanic and atmospheric administration, co2


Transit of Venus:  Mauna Loa Observatory (Clip)
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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 Station Chief for the observatory, describes the functions of the MLO, which provides valuable long-term and continuous recording of data.

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Date: June 1, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: transit of venus, mauna loa observatory


Transit of Venus:  A Short History of the Keeling Curve (Clip)
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00:03:16
Dr. John Barnes, Station Manager of NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory, shares the history of Charles Keeling's pioneering carbon dioxide measurements, which have been taken continually at Mauna Loa since 1958.

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Date: June 1, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: noaa, mauna loa, observatory, charles keeling, carbon tracking, keeling curve, exploratorium, transit of venus, climate change


Transit of Venus:  The Strange Atmosphere of the Planet Venus (Webcast)
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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.

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Date: June 8, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Chemistry

Keywords: atmosphere of venus, the surface of venus, sublimation, air blast craters, clouds on venus


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Transit of Venus:  Transit of Venus 2004: 1st & 2nd Contact Program (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:59:15
Astronomers in many parts of the world watched as Venus moved across the disk of the Sun, one of the rarest planetary alignments. The Exploratorium webcast this historic event from Greece.

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Date: June 8, 2004
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: lick observatory photographic plate vault, telescope filters for viewing the sun, transit of venus, eclipse, black drop effect explanation, past transits of venus, h-alpha solar telescope, first contact of the transit of venus, second contact of the transit of ve


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Transit of Venus:  Transit of Venus 2004: 3rd & 4th Contact Program (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:44:08
Astronomers in many parts of the world watched as Venus moved across the disk of the Sun, one of the rarest planetary alignments. The Exploratorium webcast this historic event from Greece.

Project: The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus | Browse All

Date: June 8, 2004
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: 3rd contact of the transit of venus, 4th contact of the transit of venus, telescope filters for viewing the sun, transit of venus, eclipse, h-alpha solar telescope


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