Recueil de memoires, rapports et documents relatifs à l'observation du passage de Venus sur le soleil, 1874

Date

1876-85

Identifier

Expeditions (Special Collections) Q115 A16 1874

Publisher

Paris: Firmin Didot

Abstract

Passage de Venus sur soleil 1874. This was a mission to Campbell Island, 600 kilometres south of New Zealand, to take part in the charting of the Transit of Venus. French scientists, led by Jean Jacques Anatole Bouquet de la Grye (1827-1909), departed Marseilles in June, 1874 and reached Campbell Island on 9th September, 1874, with a stop-off in Sydney to join the expedition vessel, Vire, which had come from Noumea. On the 9th December the expedition party tried to observe the Transit of Venus but were unsuccessful due to cloudy skies. They left Campbell Island on 28th December, 1874.The expedition party collected specimens of natural history found on the island and charts and maps were made of the surrounding areas.

Files

Passage de Venus Penguin.jpg

Citation

Académie des Sciences (France), “Recueil de memoires, rapports et documents relatifs à l'observation du passage de Venus sur le soleil, 1874,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 6, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8253.