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Observations of the transit of Venus tomorrow should yield data that will provide insights on the Venusian atmosphere as well as the configuration of planetary systems beyond our own.

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Randall Rosenfeld sports hand-crafted flute while expositing on Venus's transit. by Peter Duveen

PETER'S NEW YORK, Sunday, June 3, 2012--The University of Toronto will highlight a relatively rare astronomical event on Tuesday with a multimedia presentation at its Varsity Stadium. Not only will the Transit of Venus be projected onto a large viewing screen, but special disposable eye gear fitted with specially treated plastic filters will be distributed to the crowd to prevent anyone from having their vision impaired due to the damage that often results from directly viewing the sun. The planet Venus will show up as a round black dot during a six-hour pilgrimage across the sun. During the transit, there will also be a performance in the stadium of part of an opera, the plot of which is based on the true story of a man who sacrificed practically everything of value in his life to view the event.

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Born in New York, March 14, 1949. Staff writer for the New York City Tribune, Economic Growth Report, Register-Star. Presently publish on OpEd News. Mr. Duveen heads up a project known as "The Museum of Brooklyn Art and Culture,' which explores (more...)
 

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