History of The Transit of Venus
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created Tue, 01 Jun 2004 00:00:00 +0100
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  • Transit of Venus
  • Edmond Halley
  • Johannes Kepler
  • astronomy
  • planets
  • Astronomical Unit (AU)
  • James Ferguson
  • Mercury [planet]
  • orbit
  • sun
  • transit
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Title History of The Transit of Venus
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  • There are no records of astronomers observing the Transit of Venus until the 17th century. Professor David W Hughes picks up the story
  • There are no records of astronomers observing the Transit of Venus until the 17th century. Professor David W Hughes picks up the story<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/history-science-technology-and-medicine/history-science/history-the-transit-venus" /> Professor David Hughes. David Hughes is professor of astronomy at the University of Sheffield and has worked there since 1965.<br />First published on Tue, 01 Jun 2004 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/history-science-technology-and-medicine/history-science/history-the-transit-venus">History of The Transit of Venus</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Copyright 2004