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The June 5- 6 Transit of Venus was the last to occur in our lifetimes. It was also a great show of science-savvy, literate social media in action. There was end-to-end live streaming coverage of the transit of Venus from observatories worldwide.

Special kudos to Slooh Space Camera with Slooh host Patrick Paolucci along with Bob Berman who shared their Google Hangout via YouTube.

Reflections

The Day the Flickerverse watched Venus
Transit of Venus and the Hubble

Local Transit Times

Transit of Venus

Livestreaming

http://sunearthday.gsfc.nasa.gov/webcasts/nasaedge
http://sunearthday.gsfc.nasa.gov/webcasts/mtwilson
http://www.ustream.tv/nasaedge
http://www.ccssc.org/transit2012.html
http://events.slooh.com

Delicious

http://www.delicious.com/tag/venus

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/108400462513165

Flickr Groups

http://www.flickr.com/groups/venustransit (great example of citizen science ... or simply motivating the public!)

Storify
http://storify.com/thinkgeek/venus-transit-2012

Wikipedia

Transit_of_Venus,_2012

Recommended Listening

Dark Sky - With less than a month to the Transit of Venus, find out about the hot planet at the Adam Art Gallery's Dark Sky show
The Transit of Venus Lectures
Capturing Venus
The philosophy of astronomy
Observing the Transit of Venus

Elsewhere on the Web

Your guide to the transit of Venus - ABC
http://www.transitofvenus.nl/details.html
http://www.transitofvenus.org
http://eclipse-maps.com/Eclipse-Maps/Gallery/Pages/Transits_of_Venus,_1631_to_2125.html
http://rekindlingvenus.com
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/06/watching-the-rare-transit-of-venus-from-1639-to-today/258030

The Transit of Venus from Sydney Observatory

Tahiti

http://travelworldnews.com/2012/03/10/air-tahiti-nui-offers-special-transit-of-venus-package-best-viewing-of-once-in-a-lifetime-eclipse
http://www.travelquesttours.com/tours/tahiti-transit-of-venus/itinerary/#it-2

Point Venus
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2004/28may_cook
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/destinationmap.cfm?destID=84&a_id=22289

Wiki

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