2004-2012: the transits of Venus
Books, booklets, CD Rom and documents on the
transit of Venus
A book dedicated to the explanation of the calculations
of prediction of this event is now published. The prediction
of all the transits from -2999 to 3000 are provided
together with the history of the measurements made
in the past.
Informations are provided for safe observations of the event.
A chapter is dedicated to the detection of extra solar planets
thanks to the observation of transit in front of the stars.
The summary of this book is available here.
One will get all the information to obtain this book
by clicking here.
Transparencies for conferences on the transit of Venus are
A CD Rom providing the fac simile of the texts written on the
voyages made during the XVIIth, XVIIIth and XIXth centuries for
the observation of the transits of Venus
is now available.
A CD Rom describing the activities performed on June 8, 2004, providing
the images made during the transit and explaining how to calculate the
Astronomical Unit through the observations of the transit
is available (
click here to get the homepage of the CD Rom presenting its contents -in french-).
In order to obtain the CD Rom, please send an e-mail to vt2012 (at) imcce.fr.