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submitted by George Poulos on 09.06.2004

Venus - the PLANET - crowds gather at the Melbourne Observatory, Australia, to gain a unique view of the Transit of Venus through the telescope.

Venus - the PLANET - crowds gather at the Melbourne Observatory, Australia, to gain a unique view of the Transit of Venus through the telescope. - Venus Transit Crowds gather at the Melbourne Observatory. Photo  Michael Clayton-Jones

Venus, the PLANET, was named after the Romanised version of Kythera's goddess - Aphrodite.

I regard Venus as Kythera's planet.

It is fitting that the occurence of the Transit of Venus across the face of the Sun, [Jun 8, 2004], has focused the attention of the entire world onto Kythera's planet.

In this photograph by Michael Clayton-Jones, crowds gather at the Melbourne Observatory, Australia, to gain a unique view of the Transit of Venus through the telescope.

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