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Large public event in Tromsø

During the transit of Venus there will be a major public events in Tromsø. Astronomy, celestial events, as well as science and modern technology in general can be experienced as we witness the historic moments of the last Venus transit for more than 105 years!


The unique transit of Venus will last for almost 7 hours.
Photo: NASA, photomontage: / Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard

The public event is open at:

Tuesday June 5 from 9 pm.
Wednesday June 6 fra midnight until 07.30 am.
This is the unique, historic day!

Tuesday evening will be used to warm up for the transit. You can get eclipse shades, information of the event and visit some of the exhibitions.

The list of activities and participants below will be updated when needed.

There will be an international broadcast of the transit from the event area. Video from about 10 different locations in Norway and Spitsbergen will be used. Comments in English.

Free admittance!

The programme.
Find out more.
An overview of theparticipating organisations.
Find the information.

Tromsø is ready for the last Venus transit in 105.5 years – on a midnight sun!
Photo: Destination Tromsø

Naturfagsenteret Naturfagsenteret, University of Oslo
NT, UiT Fakultet for Naturvitenskap og Teknologi , University of Tromsø
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB NOR Sparebankstiftelsen DNB NOR
Tekna Tekna


Major celestial events in Norway 2010-2015

Eclipse shades for the events

It is important to get eclipse shades for the unique transit of Venus of June 6, 2012. If you miss this one, you will not have any other opportunity! More information about eclipse shades and solar telescope

Vårt magiske univers: Norwegian film about space

Magnificent images, movies accompanied by majestic music.

Extensive Norwegian DVD about space and eclipses.

Separate tracks about the eclipses in Norway in 1954, Turkey in 2006, the Arctic in 2008 and China in 2009.

News from space in Norwegian

News from space in Norwegian

Web sites News from space in Norwegian describes the spectacular total solar eclipse taking place on Svalbard and the North Pole on March 20, 2015.



Contact: Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard, P.O. Box 1106 Blindern, N-0317 Oslo, NorwayPhone: (+47) 992 77 172 E-mail: