||Live Webcast Information:
On June 8, 2004, The Exploratorium Crew will be hosting a Live Webcast of the Transit of Venus from the National Observatory of Greece, outside Athens, for a clear view of this amazing and rare occurrence.
No one alive has viewed this rarest of all eclipses: the Transit of Venus. The Transit is when Venus moves directly between the Earth and the Sun. Only six such events have occurred since the invention of the telescope; the most recent in 1882.
If you are able to receive NASA TV, you may watch the webcast live from Greece between 1:00 and 1:45 AM EDT on the initial passage of Venus onto the disk of the Sun, and between 7:00 and 7:30 AM EDT on the emergence of Venus from the disk of the Sun. From 1:45 to 7:00 AM there will be 5 minute updated solar images but no narrated program.
Please notice that NASA TV may pre-empt scheduled programming for live Agency events.
Satellite Feed For U.S. Audiences
Point your satellite dish to 97 degree West longitude:
TV Broadcast Feed
Telescopic images of the transit only (no audio)
Telstar 5 (also known as Intelsat America-5), C band, TXP 23, 4160 Y (vertical polarity)
Program which includes interviews with scientists and astronomers (Also Webcast; audio on 6.2, 6.8) Telstar 5 (also known as Intelsat America-5), C band, TXP 19, 4080 Y(vertical polarity)