The Transit of Venus

5 Jun

The Transit of Venus at Adventure Science CenterSomething is going to happen in the sky tonight that’s not going to happen for the rest of our natural lives. For the last time for 105 years, the plant Venus will cross the face of the sun, as seen from Earth.

Much like an eclipse, (and in daily practice) you should NOT stare directly at the sun if you want to see this event. But then how should you view it? Adventure Science Center has the answer.

Actually, they’re having a party. From 4-8pm Adventure Science Center will be hosting a Transit of Venus party in the upper parking lot! Members of the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society will have telescopes set up, and members of the ASC staff will instruct visitors on how to view the sun safely with special solar shades that may be taken home.

I highly recommend attending. It’s not very often that I can write about a REAL once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, guys.

Happy viewing.

-Emily