Significant Dot: The 1769 transit of Venus - a tale of astronomy, medicine and empire
Hughes, Stephen W. (2012) Significant Dot: The 1769 transit of Venus - a tale of astronomy, medicine and empire. [Working Paper] (Unpublished)
This article places the 6 June 2012 transit of Venus in the context of James Cook’s voyage from England to the South Pacific to observe the 1769 transit of Venus. A description is given on how to use a computer program called Stellarium to ‘observe’ the 1769 transit of Venus exactly as Cook saw it from the island of Tahiti in the South Pacific.
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|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Keywords:||Venus, Transit, transit of Venus, James Cook, Endeavour, Astrology, Scurvy, New Zealand, Australia, Queensland, Great Barrier Reef, Tahiti, French Polynesia, Royal Society|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > ASTRONOMICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES (020100) > Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems (020110)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Please consult the author.|
|Deposited On:||25 May 2012 15:50|
|Last Modified:||05 Jun 2012 14:03|
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