our last Transit of Venus

Composer and musician William Zeitler performs his original Our Last Transit of Venus for Glass Armonica and Orchestra. William composed the piece especially for the occasion of the Transit of Venus 2012.

Interesting to note is that the Glass Armonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761 which was also a year of a Transit of Venus!

Enjoy.

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Credits:

Music and Performance: William Zeitler (williamzeitler.com and http.//www.glassarmonica.com)

Performance film recording: Michaela Shopland (iPLEX, Univ. of Calif. L.A.,planets.ucla.edu/)

Other camera work and editing: Maarten Roos (Lightcurvefilms, http:/lightcurvefilms.com)

Special thanks to:
Profs. David Jewitt and David Paiges (iPLEX, Univ. of Calif. L.A., planets.ucla.edu/),
Anton Stoelwinder (Anton Stoelwinder Produkties antonstoelwinder.nl),
Hans Hooijmaijers (Boerhaave Museum, the Netherlands, museumboerhaave.nl/),
Peter Louwman

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our last Transit of Venus

Lightcurve Films Plus

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,


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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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