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Venus Transit (VT) aka Vamana Project was one of the most prestigious and widely participated astronomy event of SPACE. It involved measuring the Earth through observations during the "transit", when Venus passed in front of the Sun as seen from the Earth. This was the first time in the field of science education in India where 25000 students from 250 schools across 16 Indian cities participated in a 3 stage scientific project, calculating the distance between the Earth and the Sun with 2% accuracy.


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