our last Transit of Venus

In this talk Dr. Jean-Eudes Arlot, of the IMCCE / Paris Observatory in France, presents some results of the public educational activities around the Transit of Venus in 2004, as well as the perspective for the upcoming Transit of Venus in June 2012.

The talk was given during the Outreach, Education, Policy and Amateur Astronomy session at the Joint Meeting of the European Planetary Science Congress & Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society (meetings.copernicus.org/epsc-dps2011), on thursday october 6, 2011.

For more videos see also the VIMEO channel dedicated to the 'our last Transit of Venus' documentary film project at vimeo.com/channels/ourlasttransitofvenus.

More information on the Transits of Venus can be found on several websites, among which transitofvenus.nl and transitofvenus.info.

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In 2012 the last Transit of Venus visible to people of our time will occur. This is a film project about the event, supported by the European Planetology Network (europlanet-eu.org/).

On this channel you can find related videos: a trailer, short videos that cover the event (we will follow scientists that participate in the Venus Twilight Experiment, see venustex.oca.eu/foswiki) and presentations by leading


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In 2012 the last Transit of Venus visible to people of our time will occur. This is a film project about the event, supported by the European Planetology Network (europlanet-eu.org/).

On this channel you can find related videos: a trailer, short videos that cover the event (we will follow scientists that participate in the Venus Twilight Experiment, see venustex.oca.eu/foswiki) and presentations by leading scientists and outreach people from Europe and the US.

You will also find videos made by students from the Széchenyi István Secondary School (Sopron, Hungary) in the context of the "Back to the Future - Observing the Transit of Venus now and then" project, also co-funded by the European Planetology Network. It is based on the 1769 Transit of Venus expedition of hungarians János Sajnovics and Miksa Hell. See more on facebook.com/pages/Joannis-Sajnovics/364040453628712?ref=ts and facebook.com/TransitersOfVenus.

More information on the Transit of Venus 2012 and links to many other websites can be found on transitofvenus.nl

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  • Miguel Perez Ayucar

    A fantastic job to document and archive the historic event. Thanks for this.

    by Miguel Perez Ayucar

  • Elaine Davis

    I am surely subscribed!! =) I have such admiration for your project here. Thank you.

    by Elaine Davis

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