My older brother Roger had a telescope, a six-inch Newtonian he built himself. I have fond memories of hauling it out and projecting the sun onto a screen on eclipse days. So, when the Transit of Venus approached, I decided to do the same thing.
I had many people come and look at the rare event. Quite a few people had heard about it on the news but weren't aware that it was going on right then. I waved at all the people who came by telling them to come see Venus and it was their last chance in 105 years.
Once I got home, I took one of the photos I took of the screen and dropped it into photoshop to enhance the contrast and make the Venus more visible, there beside the sunspots.
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