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Live Webcast Information:collage of broadcasting programs

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)

Education Feed
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)

Responsible NASA Official: Dr. James Thiemann
Web Manager/Curator: Troy Cline
Web Designer/Curator: Lori Ann Persichitti Lopez
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