5 June 2012 Venus Transit

On 12 May Roy Bishop presented a talk on

  • The history Venus transits of the Sun,
  • The celestial dynamics of Venus’ orbit producing the infrequent transits
  • Methods of observing the disk of Venus on the Sun.

Roy has written an article on this subject and was published in the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) April 2012. Much of the material in his talk is in that article and he has permitted the article to be reproduced here.

Venus_Transit_RLB – PDF 2.7 Mbytes

RASC Article First Page

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