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Within the Paris Observatory is a dome painted in 1886 in recognition of the Transit of Venus. The artwork is magnificent.  Click on a thumbnail below to zoom to a high-resolution image.

 

Images courtesy of Debra Lazar.

 

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bronze_medal.JPG (32329 bytes) bronze_medal_back.jpg (31020 bytes) Additionally, a bronze medal by A. Dubois commemorates the 1882 transit.

 

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