This summer the planet Venus will pass between the sun and the earth (a twice in a lifetime event). Meanwhile, the Bible, as an Ancient Near East text, is filled with astronomical references. So for our next challenge, I propose asking (and answering) questions on astronomy in the Bible.
Assuming this is a reasonable idea, I'd like to:
- Put the challenge on our Community Bulletin.
Astronomy.SEPhysics.SE to see if any of their users would like to partner with us.
- Ask as many astronomy questions as we can think of between now and the end of May.
- Submit a question to be published (if accepted) on the network's G+ and Facebook accounts. (Please use the answers to this question to suggest the best question. We'll submit the one that has the most votes.)
- Learn a lot about astronomy in the Bible and observe the transit on June 5.