View Rare Transit of Venus Tuesday at Fernbank Science Center

The Transit of Venus, a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event, will occur Tuesday evening, and you can catch the action at Fernbank Science Center

It will be a rare astronomical and skywatching event and it happens on Tuesday, June 5: The transit of the planet Venus across the face of the sun.

It will be the last crossing of Venus across the face of the sun until 2117 and in Druid Hills will host a viewing party.

Weather permitting, Fernbank Science Center's Ralph Buice Memorial Observatory will be open beginning at 6 p.m. for observing the transit of Venus.

According to the Weather Channel, the weather is expected to clear up in time to watch this once in a lifetime event.

The sun will set before the transit is finished, so if you don't get to see it through a solar-filtered telescope, join the Fernbank group in the planetarium.

A live feed from the NASA team in Hawaii will be shown in the planetarium from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

The Atlanta Astronomy Club also will have telescopes set up from 4 to 9 pm.

Fernbank Science Center is located at 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta.

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