The Venus transit on June 8, 2004
|This page reminds you on what has been done around the event
Lessons are provided for teachers (in french) at Paris
observatory on December 10, 2003 and on January 28, February 19, March
31, April 28, May 12 and 26, 2004. For information on the cursus, please
click here. For more information on the conditions and the registration, please
click here. For registration, please
Astronomers are available to give public lectures
on the transit of Venus:
to ask for a lecturer, send an e-mail to venus @ imcce.fr
Public lectures (in french) are provided at Paris
observatory and at the Institut d'astrophysique
starting on June 2.
Sites for public observation are open on June 8,
2004 for those having no instruments to observe the event.
Click here to get the list of the sites which have
welcome everyone for the observation on June 8.
A colloquium on the history of sciences on the past observations
of the transit of Venus during the XIXth century was held on June 4, 2004
at Paris observatory.
David Daubin at email@example.com for more information.
A contest has been organized among high schools, amateur
groups or any one interested: a video
record explaining your activities performed for the transit of Venus will
allow to be chosen (one per european country). Twelve winners have been invited
to the concluding meeting in October, 2004, in Paris. The
first three winners are invited to a trip to Paranal, in Chilean Andes
where are some of the largest telescopes in the world, run by ESO.