The transit of Venus across the sun in June 2012 will be the last chance in our lifetime to see this rare planetary alignment that has been so important in history.
Drawing on cutting-edge science, and providing all the practical information needed on how and when to view the transit, Transit Of Venus is the must-have companion to this extraordinary astronomical event.
From Johannes Kepler's first prediction of a transit of Venus in 1631, to Captain Cook's 1769 transit expedition to Tahiti (which led to the European settlement of Australia), and on to our 21st-century quest to find distant Earth-like planets using the transit method, astronomer Nick Lomb will take you on a thrilling journey of exploration and adventure.
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