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Heartbreak for people waiting to see Venus transit

Sanjeev Bhalla, Hindustan Times  Kapurthala, June 06, 2012
First Published: 11:42 IST(6/6/2012) | Last Updated: 11:48 IST(6/6/2012)

People waiting in long queues at Science City in Kapurthala were heartbroken as they were unable to witness transit of Venus before Sun, which is the last celestial wonder of the century, due to cloudy skies.

"Who would have thought there would be no Sun here in Science City? It is really unfortunate for all of us to have missed this wonderful event. We had made elaborate arrangements to help people witness this June's transit which won't be repeated until the year 2117," revealed Dr RS Khandpur, director general of Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala.

While talking to HT a visibly upset young kid Pulkit said, "I came all the way from Jalandhar to witness this event through the high-powered telescopes here but like everyone else I feel helpless in these circumstances."

"We now have to rely on TV channels to witness the event. Had it not been cloudy, it would have been a memorable moment for all of us," said Gurjinder Singh, a resident of Kapurthala.

People waiting in long queues outside the science gallery dispersed by 9am after failing to witness the transit due to cloudy skies.

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