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250th Anniversary of Captain James Cook observing and recording the Transit of Venus on 3rd June 1769

 

The 1805 Club and the Captain Cook Society are organising a joint event in Whitby, North Yorkshire from Saturday the 1st June to Tuesday the 4th June 2019 to commemorate and celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Captain James Cook observing and recording the Transit of Venus on the 3rd June 1769.

 

Over the four days there will be talks relating to the transit of Venus and the historic legacy of Cook to navigation and cartography, an evening dinner with guest speaker, visits to museums and places of interest relating to Captain James Cook.

 

 

The 1805 Club was founded in 1990 to preserve and care for the memorials and graves of those associated with the sailing navy of the Georgian era. Read more about them on their website at www.1805club.org

 

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