Posts Tagged: Royal Observatory Greenwich

astronomy, transit of Venus, John Bird, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

Historical astronomical apparatus of the day

A quadrant, such as the one above, measures the altitude of celestial objects and was one of the key pieces of equipment the astronomer Charles Green needed to observe the transit of Venus from Tahiti in 1769. Used in combination

astronomy, transit of Venus, John Bird, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

Historical astronomical apparatus of the day

A quadrant, such as the one above, measures the altitude of celestial objects and was one of the key pieces of equipment the astronomer Charles Green needed to observe the transit of Venus from Tahiti in 1769. Used in combination

transit of Venus, Venus, Tahiti, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

The transit of Venus – an alternative view

The above satirical cartoon was published by Robert Sayer & Co of Fleet Street, London and dated 16 December 1793. “Titled ‘Viewing the Transit of Venus’, the caption is a play-on-words with respect to astronomy. A gentleman looks through his

transit of Venus, Venus, Tahiti, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

The transit of Venus – an alternative view

The above satirical cartoon was published by Robert Sayer & Co of Fleet Street, London and dated 16 December 1793. “Titled ‘Viewing the Transit of Venus’, the caption is a play-on-words with respect to astronomy. A gentleman looks through his

From the transit of Venus to the edge of the cosmos

A new exhibition opened at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London today ahead of the transit of Venus in June. A season of talks, special events and planetarium shows will ask the same question astronomers in past centuries sought to

From the transit of Venus to the edge of the cosmos

A new exhibition opened at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London today ahead of the transit of Venus in June. A season of talks, special events and planetarium shows will ask the same question astronomers in past centuries sought to

The transit of Venus and the longitude problem – a brief(ish) history

The size of the solar system was one of the chief puzzles of 18th century science. Astronomers of the day knew that six planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – orbited the Sun (they had not yet

The transit of Venus and the longitude problem – a brief(ish) history

The size of the solar system was one of the chief puzzles of 18th century science. Astronomers of the day knew that six planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – orbited the Sun (they had not yet

Royal Observatory rekindles Venus

The planetarium at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich will next year screen Rekindling Venus, a film from Australian artist Lynette Wallworth especially created for planetariums. It premieres around the world on 5 June 2012 to coincide with the transit of

Royal Observatory rekindles Venus

The planetarium at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich will next year screen Rekindling Venus, a film from Australian artist Lynette Wallworth especially created for planetariums. It premieres around the world on 5 June 2012 to coincide with the transit of

Measuring the Universe

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich will mark next year’s June 5 transit of Venus with an exhibition and series of talks from March through to August. Measuring the Universe will explore the way astronomers used the rare celestial event in

Measuring the Universe

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich will mark next year’s June 5 transit of Venus with an exhibition and series of talks from March through to August. Measuring the Universe will explore the way astronomers used the rare celestial event in