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    Posted June 7, 2012 by
    Quezon City, Philippines
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    Transit of Venus Viewing Party in Quezon City, Philippines


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     jericpena says students from an astronomy organization from the University of the Philippines organized a Venus watching party to see the rare event of Venus crossing the sun. He says dozens of sky gazers participated in the viewing party and experts from the university provided talks about the event. 'I feel lucky to be in the Philippines during this once in a life time event,' he says. 'The Philippines is considered as one of the best places on earth to view this astronomical event. We saw the transit in its entirety, and it lasted for six hours.'
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    Student astronomy organizations organized a "Transit of Venus" viewing party at the National Science Complex Amphitheater in the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.


    Dozens of skywatchers and astronomy enthusiasts attended the event. Experts also gave astronomy talks and attendees were also treated to a free mobile planetarium show.


    Those in the Philippines saw the transit in its entirety. The transit lasted for about six hours.


    The “Transit of Venus” viewing party titled “Rekindling Venus” was organized by the UP Astronomical Society, UPLB Astronomical Society, RTU Astronomy Society, and the Australian Embassy Manila.

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