Transit of Venus




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Transit of Venus


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Tombstones

Cindy Tachman

Five graveyard markers for Le Gentil, Halley, Kepler, Horrocks, and Eudoxus.

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Eudoxus quote

Transit of Venus Program

Eudoxus quote: “Willingly would I burn to death…”

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Transit sign

Chuck Bueter

Road sign indicating transit station.

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ToV title

Transit of Venus Program

Title: Transit of Venus

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Horrocks stone

Cindy Tachman

Graveyard marker of Jeremiah Horrocks.

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Stained glass

Tony Boughen

Stained glass window of Jeremiah Horrocks at St. Michael Church in Hoole, England.

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June 8

Transit of Venus Program

Title: June 8

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Eclipse

Fred Espenak

Solar eclipse time-lapse sequence.

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Comet

Chuck Bueter

Observers watch Donati’s Comet; from Illustrated London News.

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Aussies

The University of Queensland Library, Fryer Library, Hume Family Collection
UQFL 10  Album 4, Photograph 372


Men and women from “The Transit of Venus Group, December 1882, Jimbour."

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Starfield polluted

Transit of Venus Program

A starfield with light pollution added to image 025.BMP.

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Halley’s comet



Halley’s Comet whole.

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Pillars

Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen (Arizona State University) and NASA

Hubble’s “Pillars of Creation” shows star forming nebula M16, (PRC95-44B).

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Spiral

Hubble Heritage Team

Spiral Galaxy, NGC 4414, (PRC99-25).

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Bubble

Hubble Heritage Team

Bubble Nebula, NGC 7635, PRC98-31

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Sombrero

NASA and Hubble Heritage Team

Sombrero Galaxy

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Astrology

Transit of Venus Program

Astrology title with “log” emphasis.

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Astronomy

Transit of Venus Program

Astronomy title with “nom” emphasis.

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Scope

Chuck Bueter

Refractor telescope on short stand.

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Cloud

Clip art

A cloud against blue sky.

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Quilt zoom

Transit of Venus Program

A zoomed view of Don Tuttle’s Transit of Venus quilt.

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Comet zoom




Zoomed view of the coma of Halley’s comet.

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Taurus

Chuck Bueter

Taurus the Bull taken from Johann Bayer’s Uranometria.

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Gemini

Chuck Bueter

The Gemini Twins taken from Johann Bayer’s Uranometria.

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Starfield

Transit of Venus Program

A starfield with no light pollution and more stars than image 011.BMP.




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Cancer

Chuck Bueter

Cancer the Crab taken from Johann Bayer’s Uranometria.

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Leo

Chuck Bueter

Leo the Lion taken from Johann Bayer’s Uranometria.

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Zodiac

Transit of Venus Program

Title: Zodiac

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Ecliptic

Transit of Venus Program

Title: Ecliptic

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Bricks

Chuck Bueter

Brick wall pattern.

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Bricklayer

Chuck Bueter

A bricklayer sets a brick.

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Ursa Major

Chuck Bueter

Ursa Major the Great Bear taken from Johann Bayer’s Uranometria.

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Quilt

Transit of Venus Program

Full view of Don Tuttle’s Transit of Venus quilt.

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3 Admired

Transit of Venus Program

Clip art of sports, music, science.

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Starfield 2







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Kepler stone

Cindy Tachman

Graveyard marker of Johannes Kepler.

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Courtroom

Chuck Bueter

English courtroom scene.

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Kepler




Portrait of Johannes Kepler.

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Lips

Transit of Venus Program

Portrait of Kepler with pink oval lips.

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Oval

Transit of Venus Program

Pink oval outline of James Ferguson’s drawing (1754) of planets on an orrery.

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3rd Law

Transit of Venus Program

Keplers 3rd Law title.

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D cubed

Transit of Venus Program

Kepler’s 3rd Law with d3 noted as the distance to the sun cubed.

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T squared

Transit of Venus Program

Kepler’s 3rd Law with T2 noted as the time to orbit sun squared.

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3rd Law gold

Transit of Venus Program

Kepler’s 3rd Law in gold letters.

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Earth orbit

Chuck Bueter

Earth in orbit around the sun shown at four seasons; from Wilhelm Nitzschke atlas (ca 1851).

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1 A.U.

Chuck Bueter

One astronomical unit labeled on Wilhelm Nitzschke atlas (ca 1851).

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Measuring sticks

Chuck Bueter

Measuring sticks indicate the relative distances to the sun for earth, Jupiter, and Saturn.

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Rudolphine

University of Oklahoma Libraries, History of Science Collection

Title page of Johannes Kepler’s Rudolphine Tables (1627).

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Tables

University of Oklahoma Libraries, History of Science Collection

Excerpt from Johannes Kepler’s Rudolphine Tables (1627) showing data for Mars.




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Calendar

Transit of Venus Program

Calendar for 1639 indicates transit happening on a Sunday.

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Moon orbit

Transit of Venus Program

Moon in elliptical orbit around the earth.

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Horrocks painting

Astley Hall Museum and Art Gallery

Painting of Jeremiah Horrocks observing a projected image of the 1639 transit; by J.W. Lavender (1903).

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Do not look

Chuck Bueter

Large red X placed on top of a street scene in which a crowd looks skyward; from Illustrated London News.

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Horrocks circle




The circle Jeremiah Horrocks used in 1639 to track the transit (from Flamsteed interpretation), overlaid on the sun.

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Cassiopeia




Starfield including Cassiopeia.

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Day

Chuck Bueter

Partly cloudy sky above a horizon.

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Horrocks cutout

Tony Boughen

Jeremiah Horrocks observes a projection of the transit of Venus (erroneously shown on a large sheet instead of a piece of paper), with the sun exaggerated in yellow; from stained glass window in St. Michael Church in Hoole, England.

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Horrocks cutout arrow

Tony Boughen

Image 058.JPG with arrow pointing to Venus.

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Horrocks circle Venus




Image 055.PSD with three positions near edge of sun where Jeremiah Horrocks plotted Venus during the 1639 transit of Venus.

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Horrocks circle arrow

Transit of Venus Program

Image 060.PSD with arrow pointing to three positions where Jeremiah Horrocks recorded Venus.

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Crabtree

Chuck Bueter

William Crabtree observes a projected image of the 1639 transit; from G.W. Rhead print of Ford Madox Brown painting.

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Church graveyard 1

Chuck Bueter

Headstones behind St. Michael Church in Hoole, England. Though this was Jeremiah Horrocks’ church (his image is in the stained glass window, bottom center) his burial site is elsewhere.

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Halley




Portrait of Edmund Halley.

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Solar system

NASA/JPL/Caltech

Sun and montage of planets, not to scale.

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Transit

Transit of Venus Program

The path of Venus across the sun (SOHO image) with Venus at the internal contact points at start and end of transit.

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Clock

Chuck Bueter

Clock from James Cook’s observatory, apparently built for his third voyage.

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Parallax

Transit of Venus Program

Title: Parallax

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Deep Field

Hubble Deep Field Team and NASA

Hubble’s Deep Field shows thousands of distant galaxies at early stages of formation.

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Mappemonde

Princeton University Press

Map of earth depicting locations where 1761 transit would be visible.

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Ferguson labeled

Transit of Venus Program

Venus appears as black dot on sun at internal contact. Image is over James Ferguson drawing (1770), courtesy of University of Oklahoma Libraries, History of Science Collection.

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Chord

Transit of Venus Program

The chord, or the line between the two internal contacts where Venus touches the edge of the sun, is labeled over James Ferguson drawing (1770). Ferguson drawing is courtesy of University of Oklahoma Libraries, History of Science Collection.

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Parallel chords

Transit of Venus Program

Two parallel chords over the face of the sun represent the path of Venus from two latitudes. Image is over James Ferguson drawing (1770), courtesy of University of Oklahoma Libraries, History of Science Collection.

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Parallax Venus

Transit of Venus Program

The parallax angle of Venus is shown from two perspectives: the angular distance between two chords on the sun, and the angular distance between the sight lines of two observers on earth. Image is over James Ferguson drawing (1770), courtesy of University of Oklahoma Libraries, History of Science Collection.

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Venus distance

Transit of Venus Program

Distance from earth to Venus is labeled with parallax angle of Venus. Image is over James Ferguson drawing (1812), courtesy of University of Oklahoma Libraries, History of Science Collection.

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90-94 Million

Transit of Venus Program

90-94 Million Miles label is overlaid SOHO image of the sun.

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How big

Transit of Venus Program

Title: How big is the solar system?

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Mason & Dixon

Transit of Venus Program

Map of northeast United States overlaid with names Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon.

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Mason Dixon line

Transit of Venus Program

Map of northeast United States with red line depicting the Mason-Dixon Line.

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English Channel

Chuck Bueter

Map of English Channel (by Thomas Kitchin)with flags of England and France in the corners.

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Mason quote

Transit of Venus Program

Charles Mason quote: “We will not proceed thither, let the consequence be what it will.”

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Cannons

Chuck Bueter

Cannons on board the sailing ship Grand Turk, which was filmed as the ship Indefatigable in the TV series “Hornblower”.
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