Yesterday evening I happened to pass by Varsity Stadium, where hundreds of people were assembled to watch the transit of Venus across the sun. Eclipse glasses were distributed to interested passersby and, Oop! Thar she be, at one o’clock, albeit hard to see! I could have used regular specs, too.
I passed the eclipse glasses on to fellow National Ballet School dancers who had an even better vantage point looking out the big west-facing fourth floor window.
Once in a lifetime, eh. 18 months ago
from right outside of the office. Many people there didn’t even know it was happening, so I handed them some special glasses and sent them outside. 18 months ago
How I did it: I was driving around last evening and I saw a telescope set up in front of a school. There were several people milling around. I told my wife that there is a transit of Venus and this is my opportunity to see it. Unfortunately, by the time we turned around and found the telescope, a huge cloud obscured the view. The astronomer assured me that he would be there until the sun set. As we had not eaten, we left to find a restaurant. On the way back, we took a wrong turn and it took us a while to find the school. Luckily, the clouds were gone, and I had a great view of Venus in front of the sun. Read how I did it… 18 months ago