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We are pleased to announce a Toyota TAPESTRY grant has been awarded to establish a clearinghouse for transit of Venus resources.  The information is available to multiple users, including teachers, planetarians, librarians, and other educators.  Details and content are at  

The program, simply entitled Transit of Venus, is supported by a Toyota TAPESTRY grant, which is funded by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and is administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). 

March, 2003



stamp.jpg (24758 bytes) In historic expeditions, explorers spanned the globe to time transits of Venus, from which the scale of the solar system was calculated.   In the modern era, astronomers will seek earth-class planets in our Milky Way galaxy by detecting planets transiting distant stars. 

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