Sic transit Venus inter solemque orbem terrae

Just been out with my long-suffering officemate Steve (WINOLJ) and the 1m pinhole camera that we bodged together out of one of the many cardboard boxes that clutter up our office, but to no avail. Although we could get a fairly crisp image of the sun about 6mm across, it wasn’t crisp enough for us to be able to make out the disc of Venus. I did manage to see the transit through a pair of eclipse glasses that the deputy head of school had brought in, and I can see why the resolving power of our camera wasn’t sufficient.

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