Don't Go Blind Tonight: Where to view the "transit of Venus" safely
The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will be the host at two city sites-Riverside Park South and the High Line near 14th street and 10th Avenue. According to the AAA website, they'll be providing telescopes suited for such an event, pinhole cameras (they actually remember how to make them), and projection equipment. After the transit, viewers can use the equipment to see other planets throughout the night. Price: Free. The Intrepid Museum, according to their site, will be providing solar telescopes on their Pier 86 within the museum. Price: $5, free for museum members. According to their site, Columbia Astronomy Outreach will also be providing a safe viewing experience in Harlem at 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, and downtown in Union Square. Price: Free. Finally, if the wide reaches of space are not interesting enough to merit rousing yourself, NASA will be broadcasting the event live through an internet stream at http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html Always remember, looks can kill. Don't let Venus's beauty blind you.
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