A twice in a lifetime event is taking place today! At approximitly 4:30pm CST Venus will be between the Sun and Earth. Get your special sun glasses to watch Venus pass the Sun. It will look like a a small dot moving across the Sun’s upper part. Make sure you have the proper eye-wear though(staring at the Sun is not good for your health.)
Students at UAHuntsville are watching it from the Shelby Center and The US Space and Rocket Center (with the Von Braun Astronomical Society) are giving a free viewing for the public.
This has already happened once…so today’s your last chance! Throw a party, invite friends, have dinner, and have fun admiring the awesomeness of the Universe. ^_^
Go here to watch it live from telescopes in Hawai’i!