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St Helena and Venus (the planet, not the goddess of love)

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It’ll be 105 years before anyone on Earth sees another transit of Venus, when the planet passes in front of the sun. And the one that happened on the night of 5/6 June 2012 was not visible from St Helena. But the island played a significant role in helping astronomers learn about the planet – and much else besides. For a brief history that includes the island’s link with famed astronomers, click here.

There’s gold in them stars

“If you can see the mole on Cindy Crawford’s face, you can see Venus” – CBC News

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