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