The Venus Transit 2004

The Venus Transit 2004

European Science & Technology Week 2004 European Southern Observatory European Association for Astronomy Education Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Observatoire de Paris Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Éphémérides (IMCCE)
Last update: 2004 Jun 08 12:54 CEST
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VT-2004 No. of registered participants : 2070
No. of observers with timings : 92
No. of timings sent : 150
Official value of 1 AU : 149597870 km
Calculated AU : 150937827 km
Dispersion : ± 2949991 km
Absolute Difference : 1339957 km
Difference as percentage: 0.896 %

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Public showing at the centre of Garching June 8, 2004, 12:21 UT
Display Window 2 Gerostathopouleio Observatory University of Athens
June 8, 2004, 10:30 UT
SST Amtsgymnasiet Astronomy Group
June 8, 2004, 09:25 UT
Sonderborg, Denmark
Latest Comment (June 8, 10:56 UT) : 7 minutes to 3rd contact (in Europe). Venus, all unconscious of the honour of millions of people watching her, and the hard work put here in the VT-2004 "Control Center", moves onward to last contact. Will we be able, as Lomonosov did in 1761, to see the faint, luminous ring around Venus, i.e. its atmosphere? Three videos from the AGAPE group at ESO are now available - the entry of Venus onto the solar disc, the first part of the passage across the disc and the second part of the passage across the disc. If you missed the beginning of the Venus transit, you may access all previous versions of this Central Display page in the Archive.
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