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This CD-Rom is for educational purpose for teachers and students.  For this use, inside the classroom, the reproduction is allowed. Any other use, commercial, professional or other is submitted to the agreement of the owners of the rights of use of the fac-simile, texts, images, maps and numerical tables included in this CD-Rom. Sources and copyright are provided near the texts, images or documents of this CD-Rom. One will ask the authorization of reproduction near these sources. One will find below the list of the concerned organisms or institutes.

In France :

  • Library of Paris Observatory, Paris, France
  • Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Gallica, Paris, France
  • Bridgeman-Giraudon, Paris, France
  • Bureau des Longitudes/IMCCE, Paris, France    
  • University of the Réunion, Saint-Denis-de-la-Réunion, France              
  • Réunion des Musées nationaux (RMN), Paris, France
  • Rue des Archives, Paris, France
  • Observatory of Nice, Nice, France

Abroad :

  • Armagh Observatory, Armagh, Northern Ireland
  • Bologna Astronomical Archives, Dipartimento di Astronomia, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  • Chuck Bueter,
  • Cornell University, New York, USA
  • Endeavour Project,
  • George Eastman House, New-York, USA
  • John Rylands University Library of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, USA
  • Making of America (MoA),
  • Nasa, Washington, USA
  • National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia
  • National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK
  • Stanford University Library, Stanford, USA
  • State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • University of Queensland, The Fryer Library, Hume Collection, Australia
  • US Naval Observatory (USNO), Washington, USA.
  • Wellington Museum, London, UK



Scanning of the documents of the library of Paris Observatory: Arkhênum company, Patrimoine du futur,  54, avenue Pasteur, BP 71, F-33603 Pessac Cedex.

Calculations of the predictions of the transits of Mercury and Venus, IMCCE (Institut de mécanique céleste et de calcul des éphémérides), 77 avenue Denfert-Rochereau, F-75014 Paris.

Architecture and making of the CD-Rom : CeCOM (Centre de création d'outils multimédias), Observatoire de Meudon, place J. Janssen F-92190 Meudon.