Transit of Venus
What an amazing year in astronomy! We will have a peak in solar activity as the Sun’s magnetic poles reverse, the asteroid Eros 433 passed as close to the Earth as it ever has and Venus will pass between us and the Sun for the last time in the next 105 years!
To discuss the transit of Venus we had special guests Valerie Sitters from the State Library and Nick Lomb, consultant astronomer for Sydney Observatory and author of the book “Transit of Venus: 1631 to the present” who discussed the transit’s historic relevance and also the basic astronomy behind the transit itself.
View videos from the event
You can listen to the audio clips about significance and history of the transits from RiAus Director Dr Paul Willis and Curator of Astronomy at the Sydney Observatory Dr Nick Lomb.
In cooperation with State Library of South Australia