Transit of Venus

In 2004 I organised a viewing of the Transit of Venus at Trinity School in Nottingham – something which had not been visible from Earth since 1882.

I provided eclipse glasses and set up several sets of binoculars in the school yard to project images of the Sun onto screens so that the disc of Venus could be viewed safely.

Some of the students were initially unimpressed at the small dark “blob”, but an explanation of its significance caught the interest of many.

This event was reported in the Nottingham Evening Post and on BBC Radio Nottingham.