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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October 24, 1601
Tycho Brahe dies.

October 24, 1851
William Lassell discovers Uranus's moons Umbriel and Ariel.

October 24, 1851
William Lassell discovers the Uranian moons: Ariel and Umbriel.

October 24, 1995
Total solar eclipse in Soutern and Southwestern Asia (2 minutes, 9 seconds)

October 24, 1998
NASA launches Deep Space 1

October 24, 2004
Cassini Imaging Team discovers the Saturnian moon, Polydeuces.

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