A reconstruction of Benjamin Martin's 1769 artificial model of the transit of Venus at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford is being demonstrated.

For more information on the model see mhs.ox.ac.uk/venus/html/reconstruction.htm

For more information on the transit of Venus see transitofvenus.nl

Music: Charles Avison (1709-1770), Concerto grosso n. 5 in D minor, done from the Book of Lessons for the Harpsicord composed by Sig. Domenico Scarlatti (1744). Performed by Ensemble L'Aura Soave - Cremona. youtube.com/watch?v=zBKg77wr_jU

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