Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Viewing the Venus Transit

I was excited to witness the second major cosmic event in my lifetime today. I saw Halley's Comet when I was 5 years old, and now I've seen the Venus Transit! My brother Harry and I went to UMKC's observatory where 6 different telescopes with different filters were set up for the public. We also got to use some very very dark sunglasses so we could look "directly" at the sun. It was amazing watching Venus move across the face of the sun. I'm so glad I was able to see it! It was also neat seeing all the other people interested in seeing the cosmic event. So exciting!

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