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Title: Project Venus 2004
Url: http://eclipse.astroinfo.org/transit/venus/project2004/
Publisher: Astroinfo Society
Description: "Venus 2004" is a project of the Astroinfo Society, which was organized to study and publish findings on the transit of Venus that occurred in 2004. Historically, the planet's transit across the sun has been used to make many calculations about the sun and the earth. The technology available today, as opposed to the last transit in 1882, has made it possible for amateur astronomers to join in making observations and testing some of those historical calculations. Two publications, "Measurements of the Solar Parallaxe from Observations of the Transit of Mercury" and "Calculation of the Solar Parallaxe from Observations" are available on this site in PDF format. Both publications contain detailed information, photographs, charts and mathematical equations used to calculate their findings. These are excellent resources for students and other amateur astronomers who are gearing up for the next Venus transit in 2012.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology -- Inferior planets -- Venus
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Solar parallax and related constants
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Solar parallax and related constants -- Transit of Venus -- 2004 transit
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars -- Parallax and distance
Science -- Astronomy -- Observations
Science -- Astronomy -- Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics -- General works, treatises, and textbooks
GEM Subject: Science
Mathematics
Science -- Technology
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Planets
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2006
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
StillImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
pdf
Audience: General Public
Higher Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Rights: Astroinfo Society
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-02-08 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-09-08 14:36:56 (W3C-DTF)
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