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The Transit of Venus

Episode 14 of 15

Special episode of the factual science series exploring the transit of venus across the face of the sun. At 11pm on 5th June 2012 this event will be visible to the naked eye.

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

Credits

Role Contributor
Series Editor Aidan Laverty
Presenter Liz Bonnin
Presenter Helen Czerski
Presenter Lucie Green

Broadcasts

  • Tue 5 Jun 2012 21:00
  • Tue 5 Jun 2012 22:00
  • Thu 7 Jun 2012 00:00

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