به یاد باد صبا ˷ be yade bade saba


पछुवा हवा ˷ a persian ballad


“ I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” - Hafez






Photograph of the 1882 transit of Venus taken at Vassar College 
by woman astronomer Maria Mitchell and her students.

They observed and photographed the 1882 transit of Venus from the observatory on the grounds of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

They used a small version of the photoheliostat.


(Picture courtesy of Vassar College Library)

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