Latest Transit of Venus Stories
NASA Television will air a live program starting at 5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 5, showcasing the celestial phenomenon of the planet Venus trekking across the face of the sun.
Millions of viewers across the U.S. and Asia were able to see the sun and moon's performance on Sunday, while others battled clouds and bad weather.
In two more weeks, the Earth will get to view a spectacle that hasn't been seen in eight years, and will not be seen again until 2117.
NASA officials have announced plans to use the moon like a mirror in order to allow them to see the forthcoming transit of Venus across the face of the sun.
A once-in-a-lifetime event is on its way -- an event that hasn’t occurred since 1882 and will not occur again until 2117 -- and will be a spectacular event for millions of people all around the world.
Antonio Abetti (June 19, 1846 "“ February 20, 1928) was an Italian astronomer born in San Pietro di Gorizia. He earned a degree in mathematics and engineering at the University of Padua. He Later became director of the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (otherwise known as the Arcetri Observatory) and became a professor at the University of Florence. In 1874 Antonio Abetti was part of an expedition led by Pietro Tacchini to observe a transit of Venus with a spectroscope. The crater...
Positional Astronomy -- Positional astronomy is the study of the positions of celestial objects. This is the oldest branch of astronomy and dates back to antiquity. Observations of celestial objects are important for religious and astrological purposes, as well as for timekeeping. Ancient structures associated with positional astronomy include: -- Chichn Itz -- The Medicine Wheel -- The Pyramids -- Stonehenge -- The Temple of the Sun The unaided human eye can...
More Images (26 images) »