Transit of Venus Slides
Accession Number: 2012.ast.14
Stack of 18 slides held together with 2 rubber bands. 3 slides photographic film bound in cardboard, 15 others printed on glass bound with aluminium. Slide content appears to be for a lecture on the Transit of Venus.
Alternative Name: lecture slides
Aluminium, glass, photographic film, cardboard.
1) Loose label: “Transits of Venus.” Slides are individually numbered and some have descriptions of the slide content.
2) On aluminium slides: “Perrocolor, US Pat. 2916840, Made in Switzerland.”
3) On cardboard slides: “Oberon colour slide, A Woodmansterne Production. Copyright. Reproduced by courtesy of the Trustees of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Woodmansterne Ltd. Watford.”
Individual slide: Height = 0.2 x Width = 4.8 x Length = 4.8. Whole stack: Height = 4.4 x Width = 4.84.8 x Length =4.8
Visual aid for lecture on the Transit of Venus.
Aluminium slides: probably homemade using materials from Perrocolor. Cardboard slides: Woodmansterne Ltd. Watford.
Date of Manufacture: c. 1970
University of Toronto Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Donated to UTSIC: No