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Title: The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus
Url: http://www.exploratorium.edu/venus/
Publisher: Exploratorium (Organization).
Description: The transit of Venus across the disk of the sun is a rare astronomical event that has transfixed astronomers for centuries. June 8, 2004 marked the last occurrence of this event. Due to its extreme rarity (occurring only twice a century) this past transit has been heavily documented and researched by scientists across the globe. This site from the Exploratorium contains educational webcasts and RealMedia streaming coverage of the event. The last instance of the transit of Venus in 1882 is also well documented on this site with an interview from Tony Misch of Lick Observatory and a Quicktime animation made with glass plate negatives. The site provides background information about the planet Venus and the importance of its transit across the sun, as well as information on how to view the event. Educators's will find the "Teacher's Guide" especially useful for lesson and activity plans revolving around Venus.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology -- Inferior planets -- Venus
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Solar parallax and related constants -- Transit of Venus -- 2004 transit
Science -- Astronomy -- History
Science -- Astronomy -- Observations
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- History
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Planets
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2004
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
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Audience: Elementary School Teachers
Higher Education
Middle School Teachers
Secondary Education
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Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: Exploratorium
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-01-30 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-11-04 13:02:52 (W3C-DTF)
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