Transit of Venus
DVD & Data CDs
DVD & Data CDs
The Transit of Venus program features a combined DVD and data CD set,
an audio CD, a slide set of 200+ images, and supporting web pages. The
DVD can be used as a stand-alone show or as part of a planetarium
package. The data CD contains 200+ images, mpeg-1 movie clips, and
supporting documents. See http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate/transit.htm
for more information, including thumbnails of all images and an ordering form.
CD-ROM of historical documents forthcoming from ESO.
T-shirts and other clothing items; transit of Venus images include:
Doppelmayer atlas illustration
Full color and black/ white versions of Horrocks in stained
Parallax angle of Venus
Nitzschke's transit at sea
Buy a shirt and receive a free pair of "eclipse
The Hoole C.E. Church website features Jeremiah Horrocks, St. Michael
Church, and the events commemorating and celebrating the transit.
Merchandise features new stained glass window for Horrock's church.
The Orwell Astronomical Society
(Ipswich) in Suffolk (UK) offers a limited edition commemorative bone china
"Meet the Neighbors: Planets Around Nearby Stars" is an AstroCappella
lesson plan to accompany their song "Dance of the
Planets." High school students investigate the dimming caused by a
transit; determine a planet's radius and orbital distance from transit data; and
compare results of the extrasolar planetary system with our solar system; ( PDF file).
Soundtrack from the Transit of Venus program on audio-CD.
The Bovaco Catalog carries John
Philip Sousa's Transit of Venus March band arrangement. The march
costs $25.00 (plus UPS shipping) for a reprint of each published part on 8.5 x
11-inch pages. You may reproduce as many copies for your own use as
necessary. You may call them at (480) 948-9870 or write them at The
Detroit Concert Band, Inc., 7443 East Butherus, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
Travel and Tours page lists several commercial trips available to see the
transit of Venus.
Book: The Transit of Venus: The Quest to Find the True Distance of the
Sun, by David Sellers; ISBN: 0954101308. Excerpts are available online
Cover art for the 2004 Astronomical
Calendar depicts James Cook observing the transit of Venus.
Author/artist Guy Ottewell openly notes
artistic license in the inside cover. Pages 46-48 address the transit of
Book: June 8, 2004--Venus in Transit, by Eli Maor; ISBN: 0-691-04874-6.
Book: Transit, When Planets Cross the Sun, by Patrick Moore; ISBN:
Book: How to Observe the Sun Safely by Lee Macdonald; published by Sky &
Book: Observe and Understand the Sun, edited by Richard E. Hill;
published by the Astronomical League.
Book: Venus in Transit: Australia's Women Travellers 1788-1930 by
Douglas R. Sellick.
Book: The Transits of Venus; by William Sheehan and
John Edward Westfall.
Book: Hokuloa: The British 1874 Transit of Venus Expedition to Hawai'I,
by Michael Chauvin; ISBN: 1581780230. Can
also be ordered by phone (808-848-4135), fax (808-847-8260), or
Sky & Telescope magazine features the transit of Venus in a series of
articles, beginning with the February 2004 issue.
Reproduction of Gregorian telescope, 1742 atlas, Proctor map, etc.; from Brian
The Mishawaka Brewing Company crafts Transit of Venus Sunrise Ale to
commemorate the transit of Venus. "Brewed
using four malts and only one hop variety (Centennial) Transit of Venus
Sunrise Ale is brewed in the style of an India Pale Ale. It contains
only malted barley, hops, water and yeast (It
does not contain any wheat)." The tasty brew, at 6.1% alcohol, is
available both on tap and individually bottled with 8 different labels that
celebrate the event.
Six of eight beer labels.
Professional and amateur artists alike convey their interpretations of the transit of Venus experience at the Transit
of Venus Art Exhibit. The collection of new art is displayed now through June at the Glance Eyewear Gallery, 1639 N. Ironwood Dr., Suite 2,
South Bend, Indiana.