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Venus Transit at the Exploratorium

Julie Suh


Join us for an enchanted night of astronomy, science, Greek culture, and fun! The Exploratorium hosts a special evening engagement to honor the Transit of Venus, the rarest of all eclipses. Come to the Exploratorium and watch the transit LIVE from Greece in the Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio on Monday, June 7, 2004 8:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. PDT

* Participate in a live Webcast from Greece, from 10:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. PDT.
* Watch Venus begin its path across the Sun.
* Hear Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explain the science behind the transit.
* Take a Transit of Venus walkabout with Exploratorium teacher Tory Brady.
* Engage in hands-on, astronomy-related activities with the Physics of Toys and Exploratorium Outreach staff.
* Watch a live performance by the Minoan Dancers Greek Folklore Dance Ensemble.
* Enjoy Greek treats and refreshments.

The entire museum will also be open for you to explore.

Since the Transit is not viewable from the West Coast, the Webcast provides a perfect opportunity to savor this rare event.
For more information about the event and to RSVP*, please call: 415-353-0448. (*RSVP recommended, but not required to attend.)
For more information about the Transit of Venus, check out our Web site:


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