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Transit of Venus

Transit of Venus
Dr. Ben Bromley

Location: Skaggs Biology Building (ASB) Auditorium, Room 220 at the University of Utah
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Talk Date: June 4, 2012, 7:00pm

Venus Transit Date: June 5, 2012

Free event open to the public.

On June 5, 2012, our sister planet Venus will pass in front of the Sun. Venus’ silhouette will appear on the Sun’s face, just for a few hours. This “transit” event is rare! It won’t happen again for more than a century. But astronomers now see distant planets transiting their own stars every day. Come learn how Venus’ transit first helped astronomers map the Solar System and find out about the mysterious “Black Drop.” Hear about the trials and tribulations of the first transit chasers and find out how today’s searches are on the verge of discovering worlds that may harbor life like our own, or creatures very different from us!


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