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The planet Venus, black spot, crossing the sun is photographed through a telescope at Planetarium Urania in Hove, Belgium.

Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Associated Press

Want to see Venus cross over the sun?

  • June 3, 2012 - 9:14 PM

Hoping to see the planet Venus' passage over the face of the sun on Tuesday? Here's where you can watch:

• Telescope viewing and related activities will be available at the Hopkins Community Center, 1001 Hwy. 7, Hopkins, from 5 to 10 p.m.

• The Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics will hold a telescope viewing and lecture starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Tate Laboratory of Physics at the University of Minnesota. Live video feeds will be available in case of cloudy skies. See www.astro.umn.edu/venustransit.

• The Minnesota Astronomical Society (www.mnastro.org) will hold a public viewing at the Onan Observatory at Baylor Regional Park in western Carver County starting at 4 p.m. There is a $5-per-car entry fee to the park, but the observing is free.

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