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"The last people now living on Earth to witness a transit of Venus"

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"On June 5 and 6 (depending on where you live), we are likely to be the last people now living on Earth to witness a transit of Venus.

". . .As we look skyward this June to see a planet almost as big as our own dwarfed by the immensity of the sun, we might pause for a moment to remember the hundreds of men who watched the exact same spectacle some 250 years ago."

Among them, Brits and Brits soon to become Americans, working together in a great international venture.

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