Big Picture Science – Mass Transits: The Expedition of Captain Cook

by Gary Niederhoff on May 28, 2012

Part 3 of Mass Transits, in which Captain James Cook is sent to Tahiti in 1769 to observe the Transit of Venus.
(TRT 10:52)

Featured guests:
Jay Pasachoff, Astronomer, Williams College
Peter Aughton, Astronomer and author of The Transit of Venus: The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy
Nick Lomb, former Curator of Astronomy, Sydney Observatory, and author of Transit of Venus: 1631 to the Present
Andrea Wulf, author of Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens

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