In June 2012 people in the USA were able to witness the image of Venus crossing the face of the Sun, and the event will not occur again for more than a century. In Lancashire in 1639 Jeremiah Horrocks – to many the father of British astronomy – was the first to predict and see the Transit of Venus, and helped transform our understanding of the Solar System. He died young, but his legacy is remarkable. This readable biography is a fascinating tale of scientific discovery.
- Author: Peter Aughton
- Binding: paperback
- ISBN: 978-1-85936-214-3
- Pages: 256
- Illustrations: Colour plate section
- Date of Publication: 23 February 2012
- Dimensions: 198×128mm