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When Venus Transists The Sun

When Venus Transits the Sun

This colorful, 27 minute program looks at what a transit is, highlights the 1769 transit with the adventurous expedition by Captain Cook, explores the main characters of the event (Venus and the sun), what to expect for the 2012 transit, how to view the transit safely, and more. Written with a great mix of educational fun and adventure, this program will be perfect for school groups and the public.

27 minute program looks at what a transit is, highlights the 1769 transit with the adventurous expedition by Captain Cook, explores the main characters of the event (Venus and the sun), what to expect for the 2012 transit, how to view the transit safely, and more. This program will be perfect for school groups and the public. The 2012 transit will be a major astronomical event for everyone to enjoy.

The program was designed with two live sequences which will add 5-10 minutes (or more if you want) to the 27 minute show length. The first live sequence allows the audience to interact with the presenter and to participate in two fun activities. The activities covered are parallax and the black drop effect. The second live sequence is designed to show how the transit will look for where you live and where to view locally. As to how it will look, a modifiable, telescopic image will be provided for you to adjust and show. You can also include using your own sky theater system to show where and when the sun and Venus will be during the transit.