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Astronomer describes Barrow expedition to observe rare Venus transit

The transit of Venus across the face of the sun has mobilized the
governments of Europe, altered the course of wars, led to important
nutritional discoveries, and ultimately led to the exploration of the
Alaska coast.

Join Jeff Medkeff, former Sky & Telescope Magazine editor
and asteroid discoverer, for a talk about this rare celestial
phenomenon, the far-reaching impact it has had on history and culture—
and an insider’s account of the recent Barrow expedition to observe it.

This free event is sponsored by the Chugach Stargazer Society and takes
place in the Museum’s Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9.  For
more information, call 343-4326.

Event: “Exploring the Transit of Venus” - Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., Museum Auditorium

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