Planet Venus

Welcome to Planet Venus
A website about the planet Venus

Venus is the second planet in our solar system. Named for the goddess of love, Venus is frequently placed as the morning or evening star.

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."

Today in Astronomy History
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July 1, 1610
Galileo Galilei reports his discovery of Jupiter's Moons.

July 1, 1917
Mt. Wilson's 100 inch mirror arrives at Mt. Wilson.

July 1, 1999
The spacecraft, Deep Space 1, flys passed the Mars-crossing near-Earth asteroid 9969 Braille.

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