Planet Venus Information

Today in Astronomy History
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August 29, 1541
Nicolaus Copernicus's book "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" ("On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres") goes to the printer.

August 29, 1864
William Huggins discovered the chemical composition of nebulae.

August 29, 1975
A star in Cygnus goes nova and becomes the fourth brightest in sky

Welcome to Planet Venus Information
A website about the planet Venus

Named for the goddess of love, Venus is frequently placed as the morning or evening star. This hot twin of Earth is the second planet from the Sun.

Being an inner planet, that is within Earth orbit, it never appears very far away from the Sun, so learning when the optimal times when Venus is furthest away from the Sun, it ket to observing Venus. In this website we calculate those times known as "Elongations."

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