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Monitoring the Venus Transit 2012

The Planetarium Science Center specialists and participants has joined Sky-gazers around the world, holding up their telescopes and viewing glasses, Wednesday at 6:00 am, to watch Venus slide across the sun — a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. Venus, which is extremely hot, is one of Earth’s two neighbours and is so close in size to our planet that scientists at times call them near-twins. During the transit, it will appear as a small dot, moving slowly over the solar disc for over 100 minutes. the event. partcipants were amazed and excited, being able to witness this unique happening,on the BA Plaza, and hearing its explanation and background information, narrated by the PSC specialists.