NASA astronaut visits Penn High for transit of Venus lecture

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- An astronaut visited Penn High Thursday as a part of NASA's "You Can Learn a Lot from a Dot" program.

Next month, Venus will travel in between the sun and Earth and look like a small dot moving in the sky.

“Instead of seeing it as a bright evening star as we have been for the last few months, we will actually see it as a silhouette against the face of the sun,” said Chief of Education Initiatives Steven Williams, “It’s a very rare event.” 

The transit of Venus will happen June 5 and won't happen again until 2117. 

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