Transit of Venus & Cabtree connection

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Transit of Venus & Cabtree connection

#1 Post by mschaffel » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:57 am

Folks,
Found this link on Twitter with some more details of Cabtree and his house in Salford.

http://vimeo.com/43474974

Not to sure about the claim that he actually predicted the transit, I thought he only observed it after Horricks predicted it.
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Re: Transit of Venus & Cabtree connection

#2 Post by DRatledge » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:39 pm

Mike,
Well done finding that. Of course Crabtree did not predict the transit - the video is in error. It does not explain how they have proved it was Crabtree's cottage. As I said on Tuesday Allan Chapman has written his house was demolished so how this house has now been associated with Crabtree is a puzzle. It may well be correct of course but an explanation would have been useful.

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