The Transit of Venus: The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy

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The Transit of Venus is a rare event. It will next be witnessed in the USA during 2012. The story of how it was first observed is a missing chapter in the history of astronomy. Most people might name Newton or Edmund Halley as the greatest British astronomer, but both men drew heavily on the work of a mid-seventeenth-century man from Lancashire, Jeremiah Horrocks. Horrocks was a man ahead of his time. In 1639 he was the first person to see the image of Venus on the face of the sun. He appreciated the true scale of the solar ...

The Transit of Venus: The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy 2012, Carnegie Publishing Ltd, Lancaster

ISBN-13: 9781859362143

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The Transit of Venus: The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy 2005, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson

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The Transit of Venus: The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy 2004, Windrush Press, London

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