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VT-2004

The University of Central Lancashire is the UK National Node for the European Science Week VT-2004 project to observe the Transit of Venus on 8th June 2004. This project connects us with other observers across Europe.

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VT-2004 Brief Information Sheets

A. The Venus Transit - General
  • A1 - What is the significance of the transit of Venus? (External link)
  • A2 - The Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003 (External link)
  • A3 - Other transit phenomena in the solar system (External link)
B. Observations - Calculations
  • B1 - Predictions of the Venus transit on June 8, 2004 (External link)
  • B2 - Observing the Venus Transit (External link)
  • B3 - Recording observations in Universal Time (External link)
  • B4 - Calculating the distance to the Sun (External link)
C. The Solar System
  • C1 - Our Solar System and its members (External link)
  • C2 - The Sun - our central star (External link)
  • C3 - The Sun - Summary Sheet (External link)
D. Venus - the Planet
  • D1 - Venus - The second planet of the Solar System (External link)
  • D2 - Venus - Summary Sheet (External link)
  • D3 - Venus' orbit and visibility - day, night and seasons on Venus (External link)
  • D4 - Venus, the Earth's sister planet ? (External link)
  • D5 - Space probes map Venus (External link)
  • D6 - Venus' history and surface (External link)
  • D7 - The mysterious clouds of Venus (External link)
  • D8 - Is there life on Venus (and elsewhere in the Solar System) ? (External link)
  • D9 - Venus in Mythology (External link)
  • D10 - Venus in Science Fiction (External link)
E. Exoplanets
  • E1 - The Detection of Extrasolar Planets (External link)
F. History of Transit Observations
  • F1 - First predictions and the transits of 1631 and 1639 (External link)
  • F2 - The 1761 transit of Venus (External link)
  • F3 - The 1769 transit of Venus (External link)
  • F4 - The 1874 transit of Venus (External link)
  • F5 - The 1882 transit of Venus (External link)
  • F6 - List of expeditions to observe the transits of Venus in the XVIIth - XIXth centuries (External link)
  • F7 - The 1882 transit of Venus as Seen from Chile (External link)
G. Basic Notions
  • G1 - What is Light ? (External link)
  • G2 - What is Time ? (External link)
  • G3 - The definition of the astronomical unit and the other units of distance in astronomy (External link)
  • G4 - Distances in the solar system: parallax and Kepler's laws (External link)
  • G5 - Distances in the Universe (External link)

VT-2004 Extended Information Sheets

A. The Venus Transit - General
  • A1 - What is the significance of the transit of Venus? (External link)
  • A2 - The Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003 (External link)
  • A3 - Other transit phenomena in the solar system (External link)
B. Observations - Calculations
  • B1 - Predictions of the Venus transit of June 8, 2004 (External link)
  • B2 - Observing transits of Venus on the solar disc (External link)
  • B3 - Recording the observations in Universal Time (External link)
  • B4 - An approximate method for calculating the parallax of the Sun (External link)
  • B5 - Observing the Sun through trees (External link)
C. The Solar System
  • C1 - Our solar system, its members and the planetary laws (External link)
  • C2 - The Sun - our central star (External link)
  • C3 - The Sun - Summary Sheet (External link)
D. Venus - the Planet
  • D1 - Venus - The second planet of the solar system (External link)
  • D2 - Venus - Summary Sheet (External link)
  • D3 - Venus' orbit and visibility - day, night and seasons on Venus (External link)
  • D4 - Venus, the Earth's sister planet ? (External link)
  • D5 - Space probes for mapping the planet Venus (External link)
  • D6 - The topography, geology and planetary history of Venus (External link)
  • D7 - The clouds of Venus - a description of the planet's atmosphere (External link)
  • D8 - Does life exist on Venus and on the other worlds of the solar system? (External link)
  • D9 - Venus in mythology (External link)
  • D10 - Venus in Science Fiction (External link)
E. Exoplanets
  • E1 - The Detection of Extrasolar Planets (External link)
F. History of Transit Observations
  • F1 - First predictions and the transits of 1631 and 1639 (External link)
  • F2 - The 1761 transit of Venus (External link)
  • F3 - The 1769 transit of Venus (External link)
  • F4 - The 1874 transit of Venus (External link)
  • F5 - The 1882 transit of Venus (External link)
  • F6 - List of expeditions to observe the transit of Venus from the 15th century to the 19th century (External link)
  • F7 - The 1882 Transit of Venus as seen from Chile (External link)
G. Basic Notions
  • G1 - What is Light ? (External link)
  • G2 - What is Time ? (External link)
  • G3 - The definition of the astronomical unit and the other units of distance in astronomy (External link)
  • G4 - Distances in the Solar System: parallax and Kepler's laws (External link)
  • G5 - Distances in the Universe (External link)

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