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View Venus in Transit at Widener Observatory

May 31, 2012

The Widener University Observatory invites the public to attend a free open house on Tuesday, June 5 from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. to view the planet Venus as it passes across the face of the sun.

The transit of Venus – when the planet passes directly between the earth and the sun – is a rare event that will not occur again for another 115 years.

For more information, read the Widener press release and the article “Crossing the Sun: The Last Transit of Venus until 2117″ on the Scientific American web site.

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