Eclipses, occultations and transits are situations where one astronomical body partly or entirely obscures another one.
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The 1882 Transit of Venus: Observations from Wellington, South Africa
Describes the development of a higher education facility for women in South Africa and the events that led to the American scientific expedition to be able to view the astronomical phenomena. Page includes background of key participants, as well as photos of the original telescope and observatory.
The American Transit of Venus Expeditions of 1882
Abstract of an oral presentation at the 1996 AAS meeting.
Lecture 26: How Far the Sun?
From an introductory astronomy course, describes expeditions which observed the 18th century transits.
No. 1303: Transit of Venus
Transcript of a radio show describing 18th century expeditions. Link to the audio.
Transits of Venus
Transits in the past and on June 8, 2004.
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