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Mary Johnson, the assistant director of the Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, and Scott Norman, the center’s director of education, prepare to pack solar telescopes to take to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. They will observe and produce a live webcast the Venus transit across the sun on Tuesday.

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Transit of Venus occurs this week

After this week, the next transit of Venus is not expected until 2117, a website dedicated to the event indicates.

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