The transit of Venus, in which the second planet from the sun passes in front of the solar orb, occurs Tuesday for the second time in less than a decade. But it won't happen again for more than a century, so this is your only chance to see it.
David Mitchell of the Cal Poly Astronomical Society says the university’s astronomy club plans to set up solar telescopes near the library Tuesday afternoon to view the Venus transit. The club plans to monitor the transit from there starting at 3 p.m. and continuing through 7:30, or whenever the sun gets too low.
The club will also have solar viewing glasses. For more information, see the club’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/6758430215/.
The Central Coast Astronomical Society is planning viewing events in Paso Robles, Atascadero and Grover Beach. Contact Aurora Lipper at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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