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Venus Transit: Once-in-a-lifetime event

Dalton Bentley, 3, peers through special sun viewing glasses Tuesday at Central 1 / 4
James Beckmann looks through a Meade telescope into the sun to view the Venus tr2 / 4
Viewers watched as Venus (lower left dot) travels between the sun and the earth,3 / 4
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Viewers watch as Venus (lower left dot) travels between the sun and the earth, in what is known as a Venus transit, through a telescope which inverts the image Tuesday at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. The next transit won't be until the year 2117 making this a rare astronomical event.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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