Thanks to everyone who came out to the Janss Steps on the campus of UCLA on Tuesday afternoon to see the Transit of Venus for the last time this century, and see some of the materials documenting a previous transit in 1769.
The display from Library Special Collections included rare books and the playing of Sousa’s “Transit of Venus March,” along with the transit itself, thing you don’t often see (or hear) at the Janss Steps.
For those of you who weren’t able to make it, here are some photographs from the event.
Above photographs courtesy, Tom Hyry, Director of UCLA Library Special Collections
Above photographs courtesy of Octavio Olvera, Visual Art Specialist, UCLA Library Special Collections