Keaukaha Students Learn About the Transit of Venus Courtesy of NASA

NASA’s Sun-Earth Day traveled to a native Hawaiian elementary school in Hilo (Keaukaha Elementary School) to record a classroom activity about the Transit of Venus.

The students built small telescopes and practiced following a model of Venus across a projected image of our Sun. Along the way, they learned about the 1874 Transit event which ties in closely with Hawaiian history.

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  1. There are no local teacher supply stores on the big island. Aunty Koa does not work for NASA. A lame attempt at public affairs by Gemini telescope and NASA. Did you see the strange lights above Hilo Saturday night? I have video.

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