Purpose of this blog

The transit of Venus is once in a lifetime event! It is one of the rarest of predictable astronomical events[5]. This event will not be seen again for over 100 years, so most likely this IS our LAST chance to experience the transit of Venus.  Scientists and astronomers all over the world will be keenly watching the show as this event provides invaluable insights about the Solar System. Check out [1] to find out why the transit of Venus is important from a scientific standpoint. 

This blog has been created so that we can collaborate and share our ideas, experiences, thoughts, photographs or any material relevant to the transit of Venus. This is a call to the community at large — astronomers, scientists, engineers, photographers, writers, historians, and anyone interested in contributing to join the collaborative effort and make this event a memorable one.

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Ways in which you may contribute:

  • Share photographs related to the transit of Venus
  • Share information related to the transit of Venus
  • Share your essays  related to the transit of Venus
  • Scientific discussion related to the transit of Venus
  • Suggestions (including how to improve the site itself)

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  1. 2012 Transit of Venus @ Exploratorium
  2. Transit of Venus across the Sun @ Ice in Space (Australian Amateur Astronomy)
  3. The 2012 Transit of Venus @ NASA Eclipse website
  4. TransitOfVenus.org
  5. Transit of Venus @ Wikipedia
  6. Transit of Venus, 2012 @ Wikipedia

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