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Transit of Venus Across the Sun:

(Observed in 1769, 1882 & 2004)

Benjamin West's Diagram of the Transit.

Above: Benjamin West's diagram of the Transit of Venus, 1769

More Information on the Transits:

  • Benjamin West's writings about the 1769 transit of Venus 5.5MB (pdf).
  • Image of telescope used, at Brown, to observe 1769 transit of Venus. 22k (72dpi) or 658k (300dpi).
  • Portrait of Benjamin West.
  • Images of Winslow Upton, first director of Ladd Observatory and a newspaper clipping of Upton's 1882 transit observations.
  • Graphic explaining 2004 Transit with times for EDT (15k).