Transit of Venus, 2012

” . . . never let you catch me looking at the sun . . .”


Or, as Richard Harris sang (“MacArthur Park”, 1968):

At the Digital Initiatives Unit here at the University of British Columbia we found an engraving in Harper’s Weekly from 1883 for a previous Transit of Venus.

See my colleague Schulyer Lindberg’s post on our work.

See also the Royal Astronomical Society’s article on the subject.

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