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The Transit of Venus

Horizon, 2011-2012 Episode 14 of 15

Liz Bonnin presents a Horizon special about a rare and beautiful event in our solar system, one that we should all be able to see for ourselves - the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. It will start just before midnight of the 5th of June, and won't happen again for more than a century.

Liz is joined by Lucie Green and Helen Czerski to show why the transit is such a remarkable event - transforming our understanding of our own solar system as well as helping scientists hunt for alien life on distant planets, hundreds of light years away.

59 minutes

Last on

Thu 7 Jun 2012 00:00


Role Contributor
Series EditorAidan Laverty
PresenterLiz Bonnin
PresenterHelen Czerski
PresenterLucie Green

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