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dc.contributor.authorSterken, Christiaan
dc.contributor.authorAspaas, Per Pippin
dc.contributor.authorDunér, David
dc.contributor.authorKontler, László
dc.contributor.authorNeul, Reinhard
dc.contributor.authorPekonen, Osmo
dc.contributor.authorPosch, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-16T08:26:01Z
dc.date.available2013-12-16T08:26:01Z
dc.date.issued2013fi
dc.identifier.citationSterken, C., Aspaas, P., Dunér, D., Kontler, L., Neul, R., Pekonen, O., & Posch, T. (2013). A voyage to Vardø - A scientific account of an unscientific expedition. <em>The Journal of Astronomical Data</em>, 19 (1), 203-232. Retrieved from <a href="http://www.vub.ac.be/STER/JAD/JAD19/jad19.htm">http://www.vub.ac.be/STER/JAD/JAD19/jad19.htm</a>fi
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_57250
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/42657
dc.description.abstractAfter the “Venus Transit Conference” that took place at the University of Tromsø from June 2 to June 3, 2012, participants were given the opportunity to either stay in Tromsø until the night of June 5–6, or to participate in a voyage to Finnmark, where the historical sites Vardø, Hammerfest, and the North Cape were to be visited. This voyage culminated in the observation of the 2012 transit of Venus at Vardø. This paper gives a detailed account of this voyage that lasted from June 3 to June 6, and emphasizes the historical, scientific, philosophical, educational and cultural involvement of the participants of the voyage and of the local population. The paper concludes with reflections on the prime condition for success of any of the Venus transit expeditions of the past: the weather must cooperate in the first place – not only during the quarter of a day of the transit, but also during the preceding weeks and months in order to allow the explorers to rightly determine their geographic positions and correctly set their clocks. The latter factor is no longer an issue nowadays, but the weather aspect remains today a limiting factor as much as it was 250 years ago. Despite the variable and partly clouded weather at Vardø during the time of the transit, the participants of this expedition were able to observe Venus in front of the Sun – with interruptions due to quickly moving clouds – between 4.30 a.m. and the fourth contact at 06:53:20 a.m. A large number of impressive, partly ‘dramatic’ photographs have been taken especially in this time interval.fi
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherVrije Universiteit Brussel
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Journal of Astronomical Data
dc.relation.urihttp://www.vub.ac.be/STER/JAD/JAD19/jad19.htm
dc.subject.otherVardøfi
dc.subject.othertähtitiedefi
dc.subject.otherastronomiafi
dc.subject.otherVenusfi
dc.subject.otherVenuksen ylikulkufi
dc.subject.otherVenuksen transitiofi
dc.subject.otherVenus-pasaasifi
dc.subject.otherMaximilian Hellfi
dc.subject.otherJános Sajnovicsfi
dc.subject.othertutkimusmatkatfi
dc.subject.othertutkimusmatkojen historiafi
dc.titleA voyage to Vardø - A scientific account of an unscientific expeditionfi
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201312142798
dc.contributor.laitosAgora Centerfi
dc.contributor.laitosAgora Centeren
dc.contributor.oppiaineHumanistinen koulutusala
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2013-12-14T04:30:13Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange203-232
dc.relation.issn1385-3945
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume19
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
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