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Transit of Venus 2012

On 5th-6th June, it is your last chance to witness one of the rarest predictable events in astronomy – the planet Venus will pass across the face of the Sun. This event, called a transit, will not occur again until December 2117. Transits occur in pairs eight years apart, separated by 121.5 and 105.5 years. The contemporary footage and photos in this video were taken during the 2004 transit, which was best seen from Europe, Africa and Asia. The 2012 transit will be best seen from east Asia and Australasia, but it will be visible as the sun sets across the whole of North America, and as the sun rises in Europe. Venus will appear as a black dot on the Sun, and will take more than six and a half hours to cross the face. It will not cause noticable dimming of the Sun’s light, so appropriate eye protection must be used while observing the transit, to prevent damage to the eyes.

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Friday, June 15th, 2012 2012 Astrology 10 Comments

Neil deGrasse Tyson – World to End In 2012…or Not

Complete video at: Author and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson dismisses the popular internet doomsday theory that a “Planet X,” aka Nibiru, will return to our solar system in 2012 and fatally disrupt the Earth’s orbit — a claim Tyson describes as a “marvelous work of fiction.” —– Neil deGrasse Tyson, the bestselling author and director of the world-famous Hayden Planetarium, chronicles America’s irrational love affair with Pluto, man’s best celestial friend. Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way. Tyson obtains his data from the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as from telescopes in California, New Mexico, Arizona, and in the Andes Mountains of Chile. In 2001, Tyson was appointed by President Bush to serve on a 12-member commission that studied the Future of the US Aerospace Industry. The final report was published in 2002 and contained recommendations (for Congress and for the major agencies of the government) that would promote a thriving future of transportation, space exploration, and national security. In 2004, Tyson was once again appointed by President Bush to serve on a 9-member

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 2012 Prophecies 25 Comments