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June 4, 2012
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Venus transit of the sun visible Tuesday

Residents who watched the eclipse might not want to put away their welding masks just yet.

A rare transit of the planet Venus across the sun will occur Tuesday between 3 p.m. and sunset.

Astronomers at the University of Nevada, Reno, say the transit will best be viewed through a filtered telescope rather than the cardboard viewers that tens of thousands in Western Nevada donned May 20 for the eclipse. The University is hosting a telescope viewing event on Tuesday at its observatory at the Redfield Campus in south Reno during the transit as Venus passes between the Earth and …

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 4, 2012 11:19AM Published Jun 4, 2012 11:15AM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.