Vandals Damage Stained Glass Windows

St. Michael's ChurchVandals damaged 37 panes of glass in fourteen of the windows at St Michael's Church in Hoole, England.  Though none of the stained glass windows commemorating the levitra best price Transit of Venus were broken, the parish acted to protect the historic windows with poly-carbonate sheets.  A fundraising effort raised in excess of the ¬£10,000, including support from the astronomy community

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St. Michael's Church in Hoole, England
St. Michael & All Angels is the Parish Church of Hoole, England, with which Jeremiah Horrocks was affiliated. 

St. Michael at Much Hoole is described with pictures.
Excerpts from Horrocks' transit of Venus publication, Venus in Sole Visa.
Memoir of the life and levitra cost labours of Jeremiah Horrocks, by Rev. Arundell Blount Whatton; prefacing The Transit of Venus Over the Sun by Jeremiah Horrocks; 1639 (10.6 MB).
History of Jeremiah Horrocks, by Paul Marston; extracted from course notes for Great Astronomers in History
Distance Learning course, Centre for Astrophysics; ©University of Central Lancashire. Text is thorough, but images are missing.
William Crabtree, Venus Genius; from the Salford City Council.

Church Celebrates Transit of Venus

Painting by W.R. Lavender; used with permission of Astley HallJeremiah Horrocks was only twenty one years old when he correctly predicted the 1639 transit of Venus.  Even though Horrocks knew he could become the first person in recorded history to witness a transit of Venus, he prioritized his church duties over his personal pursuit. 

The parishioners of St. Michael's Church in Hoole, England, have honored Horrocks for both his religious commitment and his astronomical accomplishment.

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