Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 05, 2012
What: The transit of Venus is when Venus passes directly between earth and the sun, viewers see the distant planet as a small dot gliding slowly across the face of the sun. Historically, this rare alignment is how the size of the solar system was measured. This will be the last transit of Venus to occur in this lifetime.
WPBT2’s Star Gazers, in association with KNPB Public Broadcasting, will stream the Transit of Venus live from Reno, Nevada on Tuesday, June 5 beginning at 3:00pm (PDT) and 6:00pm (EDT). The nation will be able to see this event and join the conversation on http://www.ustream.tv/star-gazers-eclipse. Series Producer of Star Gazers and Star Gazer with Jack Horkheimer, Bill Dishong will provide commentary and Star Gazers Host Marlene Hidalgo will answer questions from the online audience as the transit unfolds.
When: The webcast of the Transit of Venus will take place on Tuesday, June 5 beginning 3:00 p.m. (PDT) and 6:00 p.m. (EDT) at http://www.ustream.tv/star-gazers-eclipse.
Why: WPBT2 will stream this historic event live in an effort to provide all viewers the opportunity to safely view this transit wherever they live. The chat feature will also give viewers an opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the event.
South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, not-for-profit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions. WPBT2’s digital media platform, offers: 2HD, a 24-hour high definition channel; Digital 2.2, a mix of Science & Nature Channel, The Florida Channel and Create; Digital 2.3, V-me, a 24-hour national Spanish-language network; and http://www.wpbt2.org, the WPBT2 website including, Impromp2 (a community blog), the WPBT2 Video Player and uVu, a video sharing website.
About KNPB Public Broadcasting
KNPB continues to strive each day to bring the best content possible to some 800,000 people in northern Nevada and eastern California. Three KNPB digital channels deliver 24/7 programming services. KNPB provides PBS national programming and high quality locally produced programming in standard and high definition. KNPB Create provides “how-to” lifestyle programing, and KNPB Vme provides public television programs in Spanish. The KNPB website at http://www.knpb.org provides 24/7 access to KNPB including our on-demand video portal at watch.knpb.org.