The 1882 Transit of Venus
When he wrote his autobiography The Reminiscences
of an Astronomer in 1903, nostalgically recalling the
transit 20 years earlier, he wrote:
Observations from Wellington, South Africa.
Ein extrem ausführlicher Artikel über Beobachtungen der Venusdurchgänge 1874 und 1882,
über Amateurastronomen und Professoren, über Expeditionen und deren Teilnehmer,
mit alten Gruppenphotos und traurigen Berichten über verschwundene Gedenksäulen.
"On our departure we left two iron pillars, on which our apparatus for photographing the Sun was mounted, firmly imbedded in the ground, as we had used them. Whether they will remain there until the transit of 2004, I do not know, but cannot help entertaining a sentimental wish that, when the time of that transit arrives, the phenomenon will be observed from the same station, and the pillars be found in such a condition that they can again be used."