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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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posted on 2023-11-22, 07:35 authored by Francis Abbott
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.

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Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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11-19

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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..

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