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Title: The 1882 Transit of Venus: Observations from Wellington, South Africa
Url: http://www.saao.ac.za/~wpk/tov1882/tovwell.html
Creator: Koorts, W.P.
Publisher: South African Astronomical Observatory
Description: The transit of Venus is a rare astronomical event that has been well documented throughout history. The most recent transit occurred in June of 2004, and the one before that took place more than 100 years earlier in 1882. This site from the South African Astronomical Observatory provides information and first-hand observations of the 1882 event from Wellington, South Africa. Just prior to the event, an observatory was erected at the Huguenot Seminary for girls, and some of the historical observations made from that site in 1882 are provided here for your perusal.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Solar parallax and related constants -- Transit of Venus -- 1882 transit
Science -- Astronomy -- History
Science -- Astronomy -- Observations
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Informal education
Science -- History
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Planets
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2003
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
Instructional Materials
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StillImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Format: html
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Audience: Higher Education
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-01-31 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-09-08 14:37:40 (W3C-DTF)
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Resource URL Clicks: 39
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