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The transit of Venus 1874. With special reference to the importance of determining the true distance of the sun in connection with meteorology.

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Abbott, Francis (1873) The transit of Venus 1874. With special reference to the importance of determining the true distance of the sun in connection with meteorology. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 11-19.

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Abstract

The title of the present paper may appear at first sight
somewhat paradoxical. It may be asked what has the transit
of Venus to do with Meteorology? The answer is—the
transit of Venus is the best means of procuring the sun's
true distance from the earth, and the sun has everything to
do with Meteorology. The relation of these subjects to each
other appears an interesting question for discussion.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 11-19
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 05:10
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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