transit of venus - introduction
"This by far the noblest astronomy affords..." Edmond Halley
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The Transit of Venus

On 8th June 2004 a transit of Venus will be observed from Earth when Venus comes directly between the Sun and our planet and it will be seen to move across the bright solar disk. Read more about the Transit...

The Sun

The Sun is our nearest star, one of billions in the Milky Way. Read more about the Sun...


Named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, Venus is the brightest object in the sky after the Sun and the Moon. Seen by the naked eye, it has been called the morning or evening star even though it is planet! Read more about Venus...




views of the suns corona