Transit of Venus March
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Library of Congress Web Resources:
The Nineteenth Century in Print: Periodicals
(Search on the phrase "transit of venus" to find mention of the transit of Venus)
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and
(Search on the phrase "transit of venus" to find mention of appropriations Congress made for the study of the transit of Venus)
Topographic Map of Venus, . Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
Related Web Sites:
2012 Transit of Venus -- Sun-Earth Day: Shadows of the Sun (NASA)
Transit of Venus.org
NASA Eclipse Web Site: 2012 Transit of Venus
Adams, J. C. "Preparations for the Observation of the Transit of Venus, 1874 December 8-9." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 25 (1874):1-11.
Chapman, Allan. "Jeremiah Horrocks, the Transit of Venus, and the 'New Astronomy' in Early
Seventeenth-Century England." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 31 (1990): 333-57.
DeVorkin, David. "Venus 1882: Public, Parallax, and HNR." Sky and Telescope 64, no. 6 (1982): 524-26.
Dick, Steven. "Simon Newcomb, William Harkness, and the Nineteenth-Century American Transit of Venus Expedition." Journal for the History of Astronomy 29, no. 3 (1998): 221-55.
Halley, Edmond. "A New Method of Determining the Parallax of the Sun." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 29 (1716): 454-64.
Hetherington, Barry. "An Astronomical Anniversary: The Transit of Venus, 1769 June 3." Journal of the British Astronomical Association 80 (1969): 52-53.
Maor, Eli. June 8, 2004: Venus in Transit. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.
Newcomb, Simon. "On Hell's Falsification of His Observations of the Transit of Venus." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 43 (1883): 371-81.
Ovason, David. The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital. New York: Harper Collins, 1999.
Porter, J. G. "Transits of Mercury and Venus." Journal of the British Astronomical Association 80 (1970): 183-89.
Proctor, Richard A. Transits of Venus: A Popular Account of Past and Coming Transits, from the First Observed by Horrocks, A.D. 1639, to the Transit of A.D. 2012. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1874.
Ruddy, H. E. "The Transit of Venus, 1874." Journal of the British Astronomical Association 64 (1954): 304-9.
Sellers, David. The Transit of Venus: The Quest to Find the True Distance of the Sun. Leeds, U.K.: MagaVelda Press, 2001.
Last Updated: April 2, 2012