Transits of Venus (2004)

Presentation Date: 

Tuesday, June 8, 2004


Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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Part of the Festival of the Transit of Venus organized at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments on the occasion of the Transit of Venus on June 8, 2004, this exhibit examined the impact of pre-Revolutionary politics on Harvard's expeditions to observe the Transit of Venus in 1761 and 1769.  On display were instruments selected by Benjamin Franklin for professor John Winthrop's observations.

See also: 2000s