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Robert E Stewart <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 15:15:56 -0400
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Unfortunatly, I don't think my "camera obscura" will give a big enough  
image to see the dot. But I'm going to give it a try. Open-top cardboard box  
with thin card with pinhole in it over a hole in end of box. Sheet of white  
paper inside as a "screen." It worked great for the Eclipse.
Bob Stewart
In a message dated 6/5/2012 11:56:36 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
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In  getting ready for tonight's Transit of Venus, I wonder if SLC
witnessed the  previous pair in 1874 and 1882.

I see mention of the astronomical  phenomenon in "Some Learned Fables,
for Good Old Boys and Girls" but  wondered if anyone was aware of any
letter(s) in which Clemens mentioned it  at the time.

I should have looked this up earlier, just as I should  have bought my
#14 welder's lens last week so as not to have to run all  over town at
the last minute today (sold out in most places).

All  the best,

Taylor Roberts
Toronto,  Canada