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2012 Transit of Venus in Space Engine and Stellarium Astronomy Software

June 5-6, 2012 will be your last chance to see the Transit of Venus until the year 2117! In this video, using astronomy software Space Engine and Stellarium, I do my best to explain what a transit is, why it happens so infrequently and simulate what it will look like from various locations across the world. Much of the information here was found in Dr. Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy blog post about the transit, which also includes links to many online livestreams of the event: Thanks for watching! Please leave a “Like” if you liked this video, let me know what you think in the comments and subscribe for future videos like this! Space Engine: Stellarium:

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 2012 Astrology 21 Comments

ToV 2012: Ralph Chou – Observing the Transit Safely and Effectively

Speaker: Professor Ralph Chou, University of Waterloo, and RASC Toronto Centre From the Transit of Venus 2012 Symposium, held Saturday 28 April 2012 at the University of Toronto. The transit of Venus is a rare astronomical event where Venus, as seen from Earth, passes across the face of the sun. This Symposium provided scientific, historical, cultural, artistic, and educational perspectives for the 5 June 2012 transit of Venus, the last one visible during the 21st century. Sponsors: The University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science (Dean’s Student Initiative Fund); Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology; St. Michael’s College; Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. For more on the Transit of Venus, visit

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Friday, June 1st, 2012 2012 Astrology 6 Comments

Transit of Venus 2012: A Viewer’s Guide

Hank briefs us on the upcoming planetary transit of Venus, which will be observable June 5th and 6th of 2012. Like SciShow on Facebook: Follow SciShow on Twitter: Instructions for watching the transit (or an eclipse) using binoculars: References: spaceX, ISS, solar eclipse, transit of venus, venus, planetary venus, mercury, telescope, astronomy, astronomer, june 5, north america, western hemisphere, safe science, scishow, hank green

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 2012 Astrology 25 Comments

The Venus Transit – 5th/6th June 2012 – In this video, astrologer John Wadsworth discusses the astronomical and astrological significance of this year’s Venus transit – and the extraordinary symmetry and harmony of the eight-year cycle of Venus-Sun conjunctions.

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Friday, May 4th, 2012 2012 Astrology 16 Comments