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Measuring the size of the solar system using Venus transit

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Info via LAS:

The Bradfrod Robotic Telescope group is coordinating a worldwide

campaign to determine the size of the solar system using the upcoming

transit of Venus.

It does NOT require observers to use the BRT, instead they use their own

observations from their own locations and add them to everybody else's

results. These will then be used to get a modern value for the size of

the solar system using the transit of Venus method.

Although from the UK will only be able to observe the final stages of

the transit, our observatiuons can still be combined with those made

from other parts of the Earth to improve the accuracy of the final result.


David Conner.

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