If you look closely you can see the dot that's Venus in the upper left and lower right images. Here's another view with Physics/Astronomy post-doc Michelle Wooten answering people's questions.
Then we went to the planetarium nearby to hear a talk on the phenomenon we were watching live.
I forgot to check the program at the door when I left to get the astronomer's name and I couldn't find a program with names on the UAA website. Sorry. [UPDATE June 7: Dr. Andy Puckett, the Planetarium Director and an Asst Prof of Astronomy at UAA introduced himself in a comment below. Thanks, Andy!] In the brief video below he shows Venus transiting across the sun and talks about the four contact points - as Venus first touches the sun from the outside, as it touches the edge from the inside, then after crossing the sun, as it touches the edge from the inside (third contact) and from the outside (fourth contact.) The video ends when he says, now I'll tell you why this is important.
It's important, he goes on to say, because by measuring this transit time from different places on earth, by calculating the small differences in time of the four contact points, you can calculate the distance Venus is from the sun. He asked us all to stick our arms out with our thumbs up and to close one eye as we put our thumb over some object. Then switch eyes. There's a jump and if you know the distance between your eyes, you can calculate the distance to the object. I remember back to geometry being amazed at the ways you could figure out the third side of a triangle and I think that's what this does.
He also pointed out that when scientists went around the world to watch the second (1761) and third (1769) known transits (a couple of people saw in 1639) there was no photography yet and the best time keepers were grandfather clocks with pendulums. So they took grandfather clocks to keep track of time.
There are lots of places online where you can get more details. Here's a site that looks at the history of sightings of Venus transits.