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1 VT-2004 Website – Central Display Richard West (ESO) Brandys nad Labem – Czech Republic May 8, 2004

2 Venus Transit Coming!  Extremely rare event on June 8, 2004  Visible in Europe, Africa, Asia  VT-2004 programme for the wide public  Direct involvement of schools  Major media event intended  Introduction to exoplanet research  Historical aspects  Determination of Sun-Earth distance  First step on astronomical distance scale  Perform an observation and participate  Webcast and on-line information Website plays a central role for communication!

3 Venus Transit Visit:

4 VT-2004 website Statistics for four months in early 2004

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10 Acquisition of Images “Primary Partners” – direct links Listed websites with images – download 14-inch Celestron at ESO HQ via internal net Image Editors Comments added

11 Dissemination of Central Display AKAMAI contract Several hundred mirror sites all over the world (up to 15,000) Starting on June 6 for three days Automatic updates Every 30 seconds [Links to National Node websites]


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