European Southern Observatory (ESO)European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) Observatoire de ParisInstitut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Éphémérides (IMCCE)Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic The Venus Transit 2004 European Science & Technology Week 2004Visit the websites of the VT-2004 organisers

The Venus Transit 2004

... Links to Websites with Live Images, TV and Radio Transmissions

This page contains links to other websites at which photos and webcasts of the Venus Transit are expected to appear in (near-)real-time (weather permitting), divided into ground-based (arranged by country) and space observatories. Many of the organisations responsible for these pages are VT-2004 Network Members. Provided information is received in time, there will also be (links to) information about radio and satellite-based TV transmissions.

About the links on this page

The links included in the present list are known from announcements received by email or have been collected from other sources; all links have been checked and found to be in order (at least at the time of the test). Nevertheless, despite a dedicated search, this list is likely to be incomplete. Please note also that the organisers of VT-2004 programme can take no responsibility for the information displayed on these websites.

Proposals for additional links to be displayed here are welcome. Send the relevant information, with the name of the responsible organisation and the web-address (URL) by email to

Please feel free to copy this list and place it at other websites! Note, however, that it is being updated at short intervals as we receive emails from other organisers of webcam transmissions.

Images from Ground-based Observers





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The Netherlnads

New Zealand




P. R. China




Sri Lanka



United Kingdom


Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)

Images from Space Observatories




  • University of Waterloo - Canada
  • TV programmes

    TV programmes by satellite

    Robyn Higdon (Exploratorium, San Francisco, USA) writes: "We will be webcasting 1st/2nd contact and 3/4th contact live on the web (see above under Greece).

    People in Western Europe can view it via satellite at 5:00 UT (for 45 minutes) and at 11:00 UT (for about 45 minutes)."

 Channel 1 is designated "image only", while Channel 2 is a program with scientists and astronomers giving commentary.  For UK and other Euro locations: Channel 1: AB1 transponder D7/F7 channel G (6.1113 & 3/4) UL 14241.25 Y/ DL X US 11691.25 EUR 12741.25  Channel 2: AB1 XP D7/F7 F (6.1113 & 3/4) UL 14232.25 Y/ DL X US 11682.25 EUR  12732.25 


Bob Bruninga (Satellite Lab, US Naval Academy) writes: "This will be the first Venus Transit in history since Marconi discovered Radio and the first time ever that real-time observations can be exchanged via that medium (compared to sailing ship!). We plan on organizing HAM radio operators around the world to communicate live via amateur radio on their observations of the Venus Transit. We have a web page:

If you are aware of any other such on-the-air communications events, please let us know, or tell others about us. Since this is the FIRST transit in all of history since Marconi discovered radio, it will be the FIRST time that distant obwservations can be shared in real time. We plan on emphasizing this instant communications via radio as our niche in this historic event."

Leo Andrews (Channel 27) writes: "Next Tuesday from 0700-0900 GMT, Channel 27 - a high-quality web based radio station will be broadcasting coverage of the Venus Transit. The show will feature commentary and discussion, together with packaged features about the Venus Transit. The show is very much live and will be broadcast from a custom Outside Broadcast facility in London, UK. It's set to be a remarkable spectacle so we hope you and your visitors will be able to listen in whilst the transit is happening. For more information, visit:

and on the day, the link to the live stream (which is free to access) will be posted."