The 2012 Transit of Venus

Venus will pass in front of the solar disk on Tuesday, June 5. The next transit will not occur again until 2117, so don't miss one of the rarest of sky shows

Crossing the Sun: The Last Transit of Venus until 2117

Next week will be the last opportunity this century to see the planet Venus as a little black dot moving across the solar disk--a rare event with a long, important history in astronomy


Live Chat: The 2012 Transit of Venus, with SA Editor George Musser

Musser, who covers space for SA, will help us prepare to watch Tuesday's transit and explain the science behind this rare astronomical event


Venus Crosses the Sun for Last Time until 2117

To celebrate the last transit of Venus in the 21st century, astronomers and skywatchers came together in many sites around the world


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