Sun-Earth Days 2014

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Goddard Space Flight Center

Sun-Earth Days 2014

Transit of Venus Videos

Hawaiian Students Learn About the Venus Transit

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How is NASA using transits today to find new planets orbiting distant Suns? Astronomers will witness a transit of a distant Exo-planet around it's sun about the same time Venus transits our Sun.

Kepler Transits

How is NASA using transits today to find new planets orbiting distant Suns? Astronomers will witness a transit of a distant Exo-planet around it's sun about the same time Venus transits our Sun.

Scientists Answer Top Space Weather Questions, Part 1

Scientists Answer Top Space Weather Questions, Part 1

NASA scientists answer some common questions about the sun, space weather, and how they affect the Earth. This is a two-part series.

Polynesian Wayfinders

Polynesian Wayfinders

Most people think that the Pacific was settled by accident. But this clip upsets that notion by focusing on the lost technique of "Wayfinding." Is it possible that Polynesians used the Pacific for trading routes and refined their navigational techniques to reach the Americas millenia before Columbus?

Hawaii and the Cosmos

Hawaii and the Cosmos

Hawaiians have always held a special place in their hearts for observing the stars. This clip looks at Hawaii's past relationaship and current relationship with astronomy.

The Transit of Venus part 1
The Transit of Venus part 2

The Transit of Venus part 2

A look at the Transits of 1874 and 1882 which astronomers used to determine the scale of the Solar System.

Come Witness the Transit

Come Witness the Transit

This trailer summarizes the history and significance of the transit of Venus while preparing for June 5-6, 2012, spectacle. The story traces its value from early expeditions seeking to measure the size of the solar system, to similarities with transits around distant stars being detected by the Kepler spacecraft. Available in full-dome video for digital theaters.

NASA Fact

The most powerful solar flare in the last 500 years occurred on September 2, 1859 and was sighted by two astronomers who happened to be looking at the sun at exactly the right time!