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Transit of Venus Culture:
A Celestial Phenomenon
Intrigues the Public
Chuck Bueter
bueter@nightwise.org
American Astronomi...
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“I hope to be excused for not informing
other of my friends of the expected
phenomenon, but most of them care little
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George Alexander Stevens
Songs, Comic and Satyrical
(1772)
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De Venere in Sole Spectata
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MATER SAEVA CUPIDINUM - Horace
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Be careful, saucy Cupid, how you fri...
The fateful moment was now approaching. Enthusiasm, in some cases rising to frenzy,
was manifested by the crowd surroundin...
“In the City Hall Park a telescope was
erected and so great was the rush of
people to take a look through it that the
serv...
“If Venus only comes to time,
(And prophets say she must and shall,)
To-day will hear the tinkling chime
Of many a ringing...
I go the patient crowd to join
That round the tube my eyes discern,
The last new-comer of the file,
And wait, and wait, a ...
1876
J.G. Brown N.A.
1883
Harper's Weekly
April 28, 1883
First Meeting
("lorsque Vénus est tout entière entrée dans le
disque")
When you are the flower
I am the shadow cast by the...
“Photoheliograph” from Shadows of the Sun
by Harry Crosby (1927)
“Photoheliograph” from Shadows of the Sun
by Harry Crosby (1927)
“Mixed collection including two
supernatural tales...rejected by
magazines as 'too horrible for
inclusion.'”
The Encyclope...
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Croston Carvers
Tim Wetherell
2004 Transit of Venus
“venus transit”
#1 Most Popular Event
June 2004
Source: http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist/zeitgeist-jun04.html
“Venus Transit”
#1 Most Popular Event
June 2004
Source: http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist/zeitgeist-jun04.html
June 5, 2012
http://cdn.transitofvenus.org/docs/Build_a_Sun_Funnel.pdf
p://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2012/about/event_locations.p
http://transitofvenus.nl/wp/
www.youtube.com/user/transitvenus
www.facebook.com/groups/108400462513165/
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Transit of Venus Culture:
A Celestial Phenomenon
Intrigues the Public
Chuck Bueter
bueter@nightwise.org
AAS History of Ast...
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Transit of Venus images reflect on how the astronomical phenomenon has intrigued the public over centuries. This collection of images were edited down for Chuck Bueter's presentation at American Astronomical Society, HAD-1 Special Session, Jan 08, 2012, Austin, TX.

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  1. 1. Transit of Venus Culture: A Celestial Phenomenon Intrigues the Public Chuck Bueter bueter@nightwise.org American Astronomical Society HAD-1 Special Session Jan 08, 2012 Austin, TX
  2. 2. 121 ½ 121 ½ 105 ½105 ½ 8888 8
  3. 3. 2004 2012188217691639 18741761 2117
  4. 4. Text “I hope to be excused for not informing other of my friends of the expected phenomenon, but most of them care little for trifles of this kind, preferring rather their hawks and their hounds, to say no worse; and although England is not without votaries of astronomy, with some of whom I am acquainted, I was unable to convey to them the agreeable tidings, having myself had so little notice.” Jeremiah Horrocks
  5. 5. 2004 2012188217691639 18741761 2117
  6. 6. George Alexander Stevens Songs, Comic and Satyrical (1772)
  7. 7. 2004 2012188217691639 18741761 2117
  8. 8. 1848
  9. 9. 1859
  10. 10. 1874
  11. 11. De Venere in Sole Spectata ______________ MATER SAEVA CUPIDINUM - Horace ____________ Be careful, saucy Cupid, how you frisk, And keep your garments on, and give no lip, or Your ma’ll perform a transit on your disk, By frequent applications of the slipper. — Ourself. The eventful 6th of December, 1882, has come and has passed away. If the solar parallax has not been ascertained, the probabilities are that the present generation will never ascertain it. In the Bureau of Astronomy, business commenced at an early hour. The Board was in session at half-past seven. Some distinguished members of the Law Class were the first to make their appearance. They wanted to know if a “Stoppage in Transitu” could not be effected. The Secretary, however, promptly gave them to understand that all attempts at intimidation, legal or otherwise, would be severely frowned down. The exhibition at which they were preparing to assist was regulated by a “higher law.” The Committee on Local time were active in endeavoring to communicate with Washington by telegraph, so as to secure the necessary corroboration to the testimony of their own chronometer. But the electrician was, unfortunately, absent, and the amateurs who volunteered to supply his place did not seem to “catch on,” as it were. At length, they concluded that the apparatus must be out of order. The fateful moment was now approaching. Enthusiasm, in some cases rising to frenzy, was manifested by the crowd surrounding the telescope. Still the heavenly bodies were veiled by slowly dissipating clouds. At nine (9) a.m. the Committee on Atmospheric Disturbances reported indications of a squall arising in the Sow-Sow-West, and a little more Sow. They hoped that this would clear the sky. On examination, however, the squall proved to be of a domestic rather than a meteorological character, being the natural result of a spanking a refractory child on Lowell Heights. It was then proposed to ring the big bell, so as to break up the clouds. Some members of the committee were of the opinion that this would break them down rather than up. During the debate, the clouds became sufficiently attenuated to allow furtive glimpses of the sun to be obtained, and the planet was already performing her transit. At a quarter past ten (10:45) everything was serene. Venus was looking extremely well, considering her age. Not a wrinkle appeared to mar the charming embonpoint of her exquisite contour. How much of this is natural, of course, we will not pretend to say. She never once seemed to lose her self-possession, in spite of the numberless telescopes levelled at her. Mrs. Langtry has here a formidable rival, where perhaps it was least expected. We are happy to say that the old scandals once associated with the name of Venus are now regarded as more mythological fables. She has completely regained her social position, and moves in the highest circles. The decorum with which both she and the Sun conducted themselves on this trying occasion cannot be too much admired. There was nothing in the performance which could raise a blush to the cheek of the most fastidious. We must not conclude this article without giving due praise to the various committees for the manner in which the affair was conducted. The Committee on Parallax will report as soon as they hear from the Cape of Good Hope, or some point in South America.
  12. 12. The fateful moment was now approaching. Enthusiasm, in some cases rising to frenzy, was manifested by the crowd surrounding the telescope...Venus was looking extremely well, considering her age. Not a wrinkle appeared to mar the charming embonpoint of her exquisite contour. How much of this is natural, of course, we will not pretend to say. She never once seemed to lose her self-possession, in spite of the numberless telescopes levelled at her.
  13. 13. “In the City Hall Park a telescope was erected and so great was the rush of people to take a look through it that the services of a Park policeman were required to keep them in line awaiting their turn.” “Enterprising proprietors of telescopes of all sizes and powers...reaped a large harvest ...at a rate of 10 cents a sight. “
  14. 14. “If Venus only comes to time, (And prophets say she must and shall,) To-day will hear the tinkling chime Of many a ringing silver dime, For him whose optic glass supplies The crowd with astronomic eyes,— The Galileo of the Mall.” The Flâneur Boston Common, December 6, 1882, During the Transit of Venus By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  15. 15. I go the patient crowd to join That round the tube my eyes discern, The last new-comer of the file, And wait, and wait, a weary while, And gape, and stretch, and shrug, and smile, (For each his place must fairly earn, Hindmost and foremost, in his turn,) Till hitching onward, pace by pace, I gain at last the envied place, And pay the white exiguous coin: The Flâneur Boston Common, December 6, 1882, During the Transit of Venus By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  16. 16. 1876
  17. 17. J.G. Brown N.A. 1883 Harper's Weekly April 28, 1883
  18. 18. First Meeting ("lorsque Vénus est tout entière entrée dans le disque") When you are the flower I am the shadow cast by the flower When I am the fire You are the mirror reflecting the fire And when Venus has entered the disk of the Sun Then you are that Venus and I am the Sun.
  19. 19. “Photoheliograph” from Shadows of the Sun by Harry Crosby (1927)
  20. 20. “Photoheliograph” from Shadows of the Sun by Harry Crosby (1927)
  21. 21. “Mixed collection including two supernatural tales...rejected by magazines as 'too horrible for inclusion.'” The Encyclopedia of Fantasy
  22. 22. 2004 2012188217691639 18741761 2117
  23. 23. Croston Carvers
  24. 24. Tim Wetherell
  25. 25. 2004 Transit of Venus
  26. 26. “venus transit” #1 Most Popular Event June 2004 Source: http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist/zeitgeist-jun04.html
  27. 27. “Venus Transit” #1 Most Popular Event June 2004 Source: http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist/zeitgeist-jun04.html
  28. 28. June 5, 2012
  29. 29. http://cdn.transitofvenus.org/docs/Build_a_Sun_Funnel.pdf
  30. 30. p://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2012/about/event_locations.p
  31. 31. http://transitofvenus.nl/wp/
  32. 32. www.youtube.com/user/transitvenus
  33. 33. www.facebook.com/groups/108400462513165/
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  36. 36. www.transitofvenus.or g www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622 www.transitofvenus.nl http://sunearthday.nasa.gov
  37. 37. Transit of Venus Culture: A Celestial Phenomenon Intrigues the Public Chuck Bueter bueter@nightwise.org AAS History of Astronomy Division Special Session Jan 08, 2012 Austin, TX

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