How to Safely Watch Venus Cross the Sun

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COLUMBIA - On KOMU News @ Noon, Fraser Cain, the publisher of Universe Today shared how to safely watch Venus Crossing the Sun.  Click on the video thumbnail at the left to see his explanation of how to project the image and use a shade box.  You can also view the event on the MU Campus.  The Laws Observatory, located on the 5th floor of MU's Physics Building, will hold a free public watch event for the transit starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 5th. Those who attend will be able to watch the transit through telescopes and binoculars that have protective lenses. The event will last until sunset at approximately 8 p.m.

Following the transit watch, MU astronomy professor Angela Speck will give a public lecture at the Laws Observatory explaining the rarity and significance of the transit.  If you'd like to watch it virtually, Fraser Cain of University Today has telescopes set up around the world connected to a Google Plus Hangout.  You can watch the event from a variety of different countries at his You Tube Channel .