Venus in Transit with Dr. Lucie Green

7th June 2012

On Tuesday night Dr. Lucie Green joined Liz Bonnin and Dr. Helen Czerski to present a Horizon special about a rare and beautiful event in our solar system, one that we were all be able to see for ourselves just before midnight on the 5th of June, and won’t happen again for more than a century - the transit of Venus across the face of the sun.

Together they demonstrate how this remarkable event transforms our understanding of our own solar system as well as helping scientists hunt for alien life on distant planets, hundreds of light years away.

Missed it? Follow this link to watch again.