Transit of Venus

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Sara Caldwell/staff Observers gather for the Transit of Venus, when Venus passes in front of the sun, at the DuPont Planetarium at Ruth Patrick Science Center at USC Aiken off University Parkway in Aiken, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 6, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Program specialist Darlene Smalley positions the "Sunspotter" to better see the Transit of Venus at the DuPont Planetarium at Ruth Patrick Science Center at USC Aiken off University Parkway in Aiken, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 6, 2012. The small spot in near the edge of the light is Venus.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Five-year-old Monica Waldrop (center) looks through a telescope --with the help of her mother Jennifer Waldrop-- set up by John White (right) at the DuPont Planetarium at Ruth Patrick Science Center at USC Aiken off University Parkway in Aiken, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 6, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Observers take turns, one at a time, going to view the Transit of Venus at the DuPont Planetarium at Ruth Patrick Science Center at USC Aiken off University Parkway in Aiken, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 6, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff John White (left) prepares to view the Transit of Venus at the DuPont Planetarium at Ruth Patrick Science Center at USC Aiken off University Parkway in Aiken, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 6, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Vinay Kolar prepares to view the Transit of Venus at the DuPont Planetarium at Ruth Patrick Science Center at USC Aiken off University Parkway in Aiken, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 6, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff John White sets up a telescope to view the Transit of Venus at the DuPont Planetarium at Ruth Patrick Science Center at USC Aiken off University Parkway in Aiken, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 6, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Nine-year-old Nathan Waldrop goes up to an eyepiece of a telescope to view the Transit of Venus at the DuPont Planetarium at Ruth Patrick Science Center at USC Aiken off University Parkway in Aiken, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 6, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff People look to the sky to view the Transit of Venus at the DuPont Planetarium at Ruth Patrick Science Center at USC Aiken off University Parkway in Aiken, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 6, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff Observers view the Transit of Venus at the DuPont Planetarium at Ruth Patrick Science Center at USC Aiken off University Parkway in Aiken, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 6, 2012.
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Sara Caldwell/staff People gather around Program Specials Darlene Smalley as she uses the "SunSpotter" to view Transit of Venus at the DuPont Planetarium at Ruth Patrick Science Center at USC Aiken off University Parkway in Aiken, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 6, 2012.

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