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Transit of Venus

(HawaiiNewsNow) - The transit of Venus is when Venus moves across the face of the sun, making it visible! This is the last transit of Venus till 2117, so this will be the only chance you will ever have observe this special event! The Bishop Museum is holding a Transit of Venus festival with a series of programs for June 5, 2012! Venus will move across the face of the sun from 12:09pm to 6:42pm Hawaii Standard Time. The museum will be open 9am to 5pm and all special and regular exhibits and programs for June 5, 2012 are included in regular Bishop Museum admission.

For more information and a list of events at the Bishop Museum, click HERE

When the planet Venus passes in front of the Sun on 5 June, we will not only witness a rare astronomical event but we will also celebrate the links between Australia and Hawaii. The Bishop Museum will participate in the world wide debut of a new Australian film Coral ReKindkling Venus on Tuesday 5 June at 10:30 am and 2:30pm. Coral ReKindling Venus will be shown daily in the Bishop Museum's planetarium for a month. Coral ReKindkling Venus is a 20 minute Australian film that takes the viewer into the underwater world of coral and sea creatures. Sitting in the planetarium and watching the film, you will be surrounded by the ocean. The film seeks to remind us all that stewardship of the oceans is the responsibility of all people and all nations - a fact not lost on the ocean loving people of Australia nor the ocean loving people of Hawaii. Having Bishop Museum participate in the world-wide debut of ReKindling Venus symbolizes the ties the modern and the historic ties between Australia and Hawaii.

For more information about Coral ReKindling Venus click HERE

For more information about Australia click HERE!

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