Venus Transit 2012

 

 

 

Solobsevatoriet

Harestua


Venus Transit Conference in Tromsø

Transit of Venus

'Top sites to watch the transit'

The rarest Eclipse

Astronomer without Borders

 

Transit of Venus

Event Locations


Local news about the Venusfestival:

Avisa Finnmarken

Vardø Videregående skole


Pater Maximilian Hell:

Wikipedia (norwegian)

Wikipedia (english)

Wikipedia (hungarian)

Jesuitter i Norge


Hugarian schoolproject:

Class 10A of the Széchenyi István Gimnázium in Sopron, Hungary

 


Mennesker Pater Hell møtte i 1769

Soknepresten som gikk til Danmark

 

New book about historic Venus Transits

Chasing Venus, The Race to Measure the Heavens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-mail to the Venusfestival in Vardø:

 

vardo2012@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experience the 2012 transit of Venus on a historic site in Vardø

 

 

Printable version of the program (in PDF)

 

Opening

Friday 01.06.2012

12:00

Display – Transit of Venus

Vardø Townhall

 

 

Concerts

Sunday 03.06.2012

18:00

Vardø Mandssangforening and Vadsø Mannsangforening

Vardø Church

 

Monday 04.06.2012

18:00

Vardø Bymusikk

Vardø Church

 

Tuesday 05.06.2012

20:00-23:00

Guro & Erik

Kulturskolebandet

Soul of pain

Unchained beast

Youthconcert in Vardø kulturhus

 

 

Lecture at Vardø kulturhus

Monday 04.06.2012

 

Lecturer

Topic

 

17:00

Pål Brekke,

Seniorrådgiver, Romforskningskoordinering/ Norsk Romsenter

”A cosmic travel through the solar system and into the universe "

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 05.06.2012

 

 

 

 

09:00

Pål Brekke,

Seniorrådgiver, Romforskningskoordinering/ Norsk Romsenter

”A cosmic travel through the solar system and into the universe "

 

 

10:00

Randi Rønning Balsvik,

Professor i Historie/UiT

”The community of Vardø and  Vardøhus Fortress in 1769”

 

 

11:00

Per Pippin Aspaas

Universitetsbibliotekar

Kultur- og samf.bibliotek/UiT

 

”Maximilian Hell and Johannes Sajnovics”

 

 

11:45-1230

 

Break/lunch

 

 

12:30

Johan Stén,

Dr. Sci. in Technology/ VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland

”Transit of Venus and the meeting with the sami people and local population on Kola in 1769”

 

            13:30

     Tatiana Butorina,

      Professor/Northern Arctic
     Federal University, Lomonosov
     Institute, Arkhangelsk

    ”Mikhail Lomonosov and his
    role within science and
    astronomy”. 
   
Interpreter: Anastasia Gortner

 

 

        14:30

    Arvid Petterson

    Historian and author

 

     (Sponsered by 'Hungarians
      in Norway')

   ”The collaboration between
    Anders Porsanger and 
    Johannes Sajnovics”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lectures will be given in Norwegian, Russian (translated to Norwegian) and Swedish

 

Program for invited guest

Tuesday 05.06.2012

17:00-17:45

 

Host Anne-Lise Berntsen

Baroque concert at Vardøhus Fortress 

”Where is Venus?

A journey into the Habsburg dynasty music”.

Music from the 1750-1830 timeframe

Soloist Felicia Kaijser and cembalo Lars Henrik Johansen

 

 

20:30

Dinner at Vardø Hotel

Host – Mayor of Vardø Lasse Haughom.

Song by Anne-Lise Berntsen accompanied by Stamen Stantchev

 

 

Ecumenical service

Tuesday 05.06.2012

18:30-19:00

Vardø Church

Greeting by Mayor of Vardø

Unveiling of a plaque donated by MBK Friendship Society in Norway, Norwegian Hungarian Association (NUFO) and Norwegian-Hungarian Cultural-Historical Association

 

Music:  Vardø Bymusikk, Kelemen Matis and Anne-Lise Berntsen

 

 

Venus transit

Tuesday 05.06.2012

ca kl 23:30

On the observation site

Music ved Vardø bymusikk.
Tent with heating and catering.

TV and large-screen showing the simultaneous broadcast  between Tromsø and Vardø

Webcast of the Venus transit

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 06.06.2012

00:00:01

 

The HELL GAMES ends

 

 

00:04:51

1st contact

Venus transit starts

Fanfare and salute at Vardøhus Fortress

Music: Vardø bymusikk

 

00:22:26

2nd contact

 

 

03:39:26

center

 

 

06:35:54

3rd contact

 

 

06:53:20

4th contact

Venus transit ends

Salute at Vardøhus Fortress

 

 

Closure

 

07:00

 

 

 

 

 

Experience the 2012 transit of Venus on a historic site in Vardø

 

Vardø

 


Weather
 in Vardø

 

 

Sights

Vardøhus Fortress

Steilneset Memorial


Pomor museum

 

Hornøya
Bird Sanctuary

 

at Hornøya

 

 

National
Tourist Route

Varanger

 

 

 

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