Sunday, June 17, 2012

Transit of Venus

SchoolTV Part Two, 15th June 2012 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

The transit of Venus occurs on June 6th and the Farm Cove astronomer is giving the public the chance to witness the extraordinary event. We only see the transits of Mercury and Venus or 'inferior planets' which are between the Earth and the Sun so we don't see it very often. Venus transits in eight-year cycles so the last one was in 2004. Before that there was one in 1882 and 1874. So fingers crossed, the weather's good on that day because the next one isn't until 2117. So no-one alive today is ever going to see it again. There will be telescopes set up outside Pakuranga's Te Tuhi Centre for the arts - letting people take a peek at the planet. Written by Iisa, Room 13 The above was written by Iisa and the movie was produced by the year 5 and 6 extension class under the direction of Iisa. It was fun time where we got to learn from a peer and show it through our movie. Awesome work Iisa!

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