In this talk Dr. Jean-Eudes Arlot, of the IMCCE / Paris Observatory in France, presents some results of the public educational activities around the Transit of Venus in 2004, as well as the perspective for the upcoming Transit of Venus in June 2012.

The talk was given during the Outreach, Education, Policy and Amateur Astronomy session at the Joint Meeting of the European Planetary Science Congress & Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society (, on thursday october 6, 2011.

For more videos see also the VIMEO channel dedicated to the 'our last Transit of Venus' documentary film project at

More information on the Transits of Venus can be found on several websites, among which and

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