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Venus - the PLANET - seven-year-old Jodie McGowan, of Artarmon, (Australia, has her turn at the telescope at Sydney's Observatory Hill.

Venus - the PLANET - seven-year-old Jodie McGowan, of Artarmon, (Australia, has her turn at the telescope at Sydney's Observatory Hill. - Venus Transit - Seven-year-old Jodie McGowan of Artarmon has her turn at the telescope at Sydney's Observatory Hill. Photo  Robert Pearce

Venus, the PLANET, was named after the Romanised version of Kythera's goddess - Aphrodite.

I regard Venus as Kythera's planet.

It is fitting that the occurence of the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun, [Jun 8, 2004], has focused the attention of the entire world onto Kythera's planet.

In this photograph by Robert Pearce, seven-year-old Jodie McGowan, of Artarmon, (Australia, has her turn at the telescope at Sydney's Observatory Hill.

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