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Transit of Venus (2012)

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  • What stargazers can look forward to in 2013

    What stargazers can look forward to in 2013
    There is no Transit of Venus to be watched in 2013, or any major eclipses visible for long from Maryland, but local sky watchers say there is still plenty to look forward to seeing in the night sky. There could be a few opportunities to see rare...
  • 'The Novel Cure' by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin

    "Can you recommend a book?" is a frequent question in my line of work, and I plan to recommend "The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You" to the next person who asks me. Authors Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Papeete, Tahiti

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Papeete, Tahiti
    Papeete, Tahiti’s capital and gateway to many South Pacific voyages, has a cosmopolitan French/Polynesian ambiance and many natural and cultural attractions. And chances are good that travelers who go to Papeete to embark on a cruise to the...
  • NASA fast-motion video of sun: 'Violent dance'

    NASA fast-motion video of sun: 'Violent dance'
    The sun is ramping up toward solar maximum -- the white-hot peak of activity in an 11-year cycle -- and NASA has been snapping images of the phenomenon every 12 seconds for three years. The space agency put together a three-minute video showing images...
  • Live music this week: Killing us softly

    Live music this week: Killing us softly
    High temperatures bring increasingly sparse concert schedules for local venues. With April's average highs rising past 80 degrees, it's clear the low season has begun. The only musician Hard Rock Live has booked for the rest of the month is Roberta...
  • Star struck? Here's where to go

    Star struck? Here's where to go
    If you became enthralled by happenings in the sky after watching last week's solar event, the transit of Venus in which the planet treks across the face of the sun, head to the observatories in the following cities for more stargazing. -Nashville...
  • Reader photos: Southern California Moments, Day 158

     
    Sun spots: Jolyne L. Harris of San Diego used "a homemade lens filter made from paper solar-eclipse sunglasses and black construction paper" to shoot the Transit of Venus between the Earth and the sun on June 5. RELATED: Submit your......
  • Venus transit: Last chance to see sun spectacle before sunset

     
    The last chance in the continental United States to see the Transit of Venus was arriving, as the sun dipped closer to sunset on the West Coast. In Los Angeles, the show ends at sunset at 8:02 p.m. but continues......
  • At Leisure World, a final chance to see Transit of Venus

     
    A group of about a dozen senior citizens took over the corner of a parking lot at Leisure World in Seal Beach on Tuesday afternoon to catch their first glimpse of Venus making its way across the sun....
  • Venus transit dazzles viewers around the world

     
    Scientists and amateur astronomers alike celebrated the arrival of the Transit of Venus Tuesday, peering up to the skies to watch a dark black dot slide over the surface of the sun....
  • Transit of Venus: Caltech community watches Venus cross the Sun

    Transit of Venus: Caltech community watches Venus cross the Sun
    Last month, hundreds of people showed up at Caltech to view the “ring” solar eclipse. On Tuesday afternoon, they came to view a small black dot. The Transit of Venus, seen only once or twice a century, was last visible on the West Coast in...
  • Houstonians gather to view rare transit of Venus

    Houstonians gather to view rare transit of Venus
    Remember that old Manfred Mann song, about the warning from his mama not to look into the eyes of the Sun. 'But mama, that’s where the fun is.' And that’s where the fun 'was', as Venus made its once-in-our-lifetime transit of the Sun this...