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Transit of Venus Event at the NASA Ames Exploration Center
June 5th, 2012
2:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view Venus transit in front of the Sun. The Ames Informal Education Team and the Kepler Mission will be hosting an exciting event to celebrate in the NASA Ames Exploration Center from 2:00pm – 8:00pm, June 5, 2012. There will be opportunities to observe the transit, participate in hands-on activities, learn about the Kepler mission from its scientists, view a live stream from Mauna Kea where not only will the transit be broadcast in numerous wavelengths, and more! This event is open to the public, and we would love for you to share this opportunity with friends and family.

Activities will include:
2:00 p.m.: The Kepler Mission and the transit of Venus, Natalie Batalha, deputy science team lead, NASA Ames Research Center
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Build your own star wheel to take home and refine your constellation knowledge!
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Help analyze Kepler Mission data with our tutorial on Planethunters.org
2:30 – 8:00 p.m.: Solar and transit observing through solar filter glasses and telescopes
2:45 p.m.: Live broadcast from Mauna Kea, Hawaii
3:04 p.m.: Venus begins its six-hour transit
4 – 8 p.m.: Food for purchase: Mobile gourmet vendors- Sanguchon (Peruvian), El Norteno (Mexican)

For information about the NASA Ames Exploration Center, including driving directions, please visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html.