Transits Of Venus Iau C196

Autore: International Astronomical Union. Colloquium
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521849074
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Proceedings of the IAU C196 meeting, which coincided with the 8 June 2004 transit of Venus.

The Transit Of Venus

Autore: Sydney Cardew
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0244277087
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Papers Relating To The Transit Of Venus In 1874 Prepared Under The Direction Of The Commission Authorized By Congress And Published By The Authority Of The Hon Secretary Of The Navy

Autore: United States. Commission on the Transit of Venus, 1874
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Transit Of Venus

Autore: Maureen Hunter
Editore: J Gordon Shillingford Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780921368298
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Obsessions and lifelong loves permeate Maureen Hunter's "Transit of Venus" as the eighteenth-century astronomer, Le Gentil, charts the heavens for Venus and the realm of his heart for his young fiancee. Le Gentil puts off marrying the young and wilful Celeste as he travels around the world in his attempts to plot the course of Venus across the sky, only to be undone at every turn by weather, war, and misfortune, and to find upon his final return a woman undone by his absence and ready to set her own course. Spanning eleven years in the lives of Le Gentil and Celeste, Hunter's play explores issues of faith, solitude, and the human spirit.

The Transit Of Venus

Autore: David Sellers
Editore: Magavelda Press
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The Transit Of Venus

Autore: George Forbes
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This 1874 text contains descriptions of Venus as imagined by scientists of the time.

The Transits Of Venus

Autore: William Sheehan
Editore: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615925473
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With a Full Preview of the June 8th, 2004, and June 5th, 2012 Transits of Venus!I could not put the book down! With the rare passages of Venus across the sun''s face as their theme, Sheehan and Westfall transport the reader through centuries of exciting historical drama . . . . The timely volume provides an enthralling trip through the history of astronomy. . . . - Clark R. Chapman, Institute Scientist, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, ColoradoA masterful work -- full of mystery, intrigue, passion and danger. Sheehan and Westfall take us on a wild and enchanting romp through time, as imminent scientists, disillusioned egoists, impassioned mathematicians, and preeminent explorers, chase the shadow of Venus around the globe on a grail-like quest for the ''perfect number.'' -- Steve O''Meara, Contributing Editor, Sky & TelescopeSheehan and Westfall have produced a page-turning account of the circumstances and history of one of Nature''s rarest phenomena. Passion, obsession, frustration, adventure, rivalry and disaster, above all the triumph of intellect to fathom the depths of space, are all exemplified in this fascinating tale of scientific endeavour. - Richard Baum, Director emeritus, Mercury and Venus Section of the British Astronomical AssociationSheehan and Westfall have produced an exciting, colorful and definitive account of the history of an extremely rare astronomical phenomenon. Using the detailed instructions provided, the book will inspire readers to view Venus as it transits the sun for the first time since 1882. - Steven J. Dick, NASA Chief HistorianWhat a heroic human quest to catch a glimpse of Venus in silhouette in front of the sun! The scientific payoff was nothing less than the confirmation of Copernican theory. Incredibly, transits of Venus portend the discovery of dozens of earth-like planets as they transit their host suns, causing them to wink in the night sky. - Geoff Marcy, Discoverer of Extrasolar Planets, University of California, BerkeleyIn a story that is enriched with historical and political context, Sheehan and Westfall capture the human spirit that drove a scientific collaboration spanning five centuries. This continuum of humanity painted over the petty egos of individual scientists, the setbacks of war, bad weather and human mortality to finally take measure of the rare transits of Venus and thereby reveal the size of Venus and the Earth-Sun distance. Just in time for the next silhouetting of Venus in June 2004, this book shows us why the tiny transit of Venus is a big deal! - Debra Fischer, Professor of Astronomy, San Francisco State UniversityIn this unique and fascinating history of science, acclaimed popular science writer William Sheehan-who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Science Writing-and award-winning geographer John Westfall take us back through the centuries to chronicle the intrepid explorations of scientists and adventurers who studied the transits of Venus in the quest for scientific understanding.In exquisite prose, the authors begin their true tale with the first telescopically observable transit in 1639, when Copernicus''s vision of the solar system was just gaining acceptance. This Earth-shattering observation was of monumental importance, because it helped confirm that the planets, including Earth, revolved around the Sun, and not the reverse as had heretofore been believed.Sheehan and Westfall take us on a journey through time vividly evoking the excitement and adventures of explorers and scientists who braved the elements, wars, and disease to follow the transits of the past. Some succumbed to an early grave. Others were victorious in capturing those precious, fleeting moments when Venus cast its shadow on the Sun. From the courageous voyage of Captain James Cook through later breath-taking adventures to the upcoming 2004 and 2012 transits, this uniquely invaluable tome will provide a history and a guide for the future on the unparalleled beauty and meaning of expe

Preface To Transit Of Venus Poems By Harry Crosby

Autore: Thomas Stearns Eliot
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The Transit Of Venus Enterprise In Victorian Britain

Autore: Jessica Ratcliff
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317316398
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In nineteenth century, the British Government spent money measuring the distance between the earth and the sun using observations of the transit of Venus. This book presents a narrative of the two Victorian transit programmes. It draws out their cultural significance and explores the nature of 'big science' in late-Victorian Britain.

The Transit Of Venus In 1874

Autore: Robert Grant
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The Transit Of Venus Its Meaning And Use

Autore: Thomas Hayward Budd
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Instructions For Observing The Transit Of Venus December 6 1882

Autore: United States. Commission on the Transit of Venus, 1882
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Report On The Preparations For And Observations Of The Transit Of Venus

Autore: James Francis Tennant
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British Expeditions For The Observation Of The Transit Of Venus 1874 December 8

Autore: George Biddell Airy
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Papers Relating To The Transit Of Venus In 1874 Prepared Under The Direction Of The Commission Authorized By Congress And Published By Authority Of The Hon

Autore: United States. Transit of Venus commission
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Papers Relating To The Transit Of Venus 1874 Prepared Under The Direction Of The Commission Authorized By Congress And Published By Authority Of The Hon Secretary Of The Navy

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A Copper Plate And Discourse Of The Transit Of Venus On The 3d June 1769 Etc

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