Transits of Venus

13 April – 12 September 2004

Transit of Venus exhibitionEuropean nations vied with each other to send out expeditions to remote parts of the globe. Captain Cook’s first voyage around the world is the most famous of these expeditions. He was sent to Tahiti in 1769 specifically to observe the transit. The orchestration of the many other observers resulted in an endeavour on an unprecedented international scale…

“The Most Noble Problem in Nature”

An exhibition on the 18th-century transits of Venus.

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