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This website tells the story of astronomers in pursuit of understanding and observing transits of Venus from 1631 to present day.  Much of the content comes from rare books and articles on Venus transits written over the last four centuries.
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Astronomy
- Historical Astronomy
- Solar System
= Venus
General Physics
- History
- Informal Education
- Event
- Reference Material
= Nonfiction Reference
- Audio/Visual
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Metadata instance created June 26, 2004 by Patricia Monahan
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October 11, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, (2004), WWW Document, (https://www.sil.si.edu/exhibitions/chasing-venus/).
AJP/PRST-PER
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Chasing Venus (2004), <https://www.sil.si.edu/exhibitions/chasing-venus/>.
APA Format
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History. (2004). Chasing Venus. Retrieved August 19, 2022, from https://www.sil.si.edu/exhibitions/chasing-venus/
Chicago Format
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History. Chasing Venus. 2004. https://www.sil.si.edu/exhibitions/chasing-venus/ (accessed 19 August 2022).
MLA Format
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History. Chasing Venus. 2004. 19 Aug. 2022 <https://www.sil.si.edu/exhibitions/chasing-venus/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History", Title = {Chasing Venus}, Volume = {2022}, Number = {19 August 2022}, Year = {2004} }
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