TransitContrary to all expectations, I managed to view today's Transit of Venus. My improvised pin-hole telescope could see the sun, but didn't have enough resolution to distinguish Venus, so I resorted to a binocular image projected on to white card.

For those of you who didn't manage to see it, here is a scientifically accurate artist's impression of the momentous event. I bet you're kicking yourselves.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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