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!

http://venustransit.nasa.gov/webcasts/