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Observatory place to be for Venus passage


The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to Goldendale Observatory State Park to view the transit of Venus across the sun.

On June 5, Venus’ orbit takes it across the face of the sun, relative to Earth. The Observatory program runs from 3 p.m. to sunset. Visitors have the opportunity to watch this transit live from the observatory’s solar telescope. Video from the telescope will be displayed on the large screen monitor in the interpretive center indoor theater. Venus last crossed the face of the sun in 2004. The event will not happen again until December 2117. The Discover Pass is required to attend this event.

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