‘Transit man’ gives talk at Henry Bloom Noble Library

The Isle of Man Astronomical Society’s Howard Parkin gave a talk on one of the rarest of astronomical phenomena, a transit of Venus on May 22 at the Henry Bloom Noble Library.

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 The Isle of Man Astronomical Society’s Howard Parkin

The next transit of Venus – when the planet Venus passes directly between the sun and the Earth –is expected to occur on June 5-6  (depending on time zone) this year.

Transit observations have helped scientists calculate the distance between the sun and the Earth. The last transit of Venus took place in June 2004; the next is due in December 2117.

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The Isle of Man Astronomical Society’s Howard Parkin with borough librarian Jan Macartney

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