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Transit of Venus Won't be Seen Again for 105 years

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Image of Venus transiting the sun.

By Andrea Smardon

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Salt Lake City, UT – If you bought a pair of those special glasses to view the solar eclipse last month, you might want to pull them out again. On Tuesday, June 5th, the planet Venus will transit in front of the sun, an event that won't happen again for 105 years. On Monday, June 4th, University of Utah Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ben Bromley will discuss the historical importance of the Transit of Venus. He's also going to talk about how astronomers will use this event to learn about planets outside of our solar system.

Related Links:

University of Utah News Release

Natural History Museum of Utah's webpage for the transit event

Interactive transit map

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