|Venus transiting the sun as it sets behind the telescopes of Kitt Peak. Image (c) 2012 David A Harvey, used with permission.|
Here at Texas A&M University - Commerce, we had an open house at our observatory. Roughly 150 people came, which is absolutely amazing. We had to fight some clouds - the transit started behind a thunderstorm, and the last hour that the sun was still up it was hidden behind clouds, and there were enough clouds we closed down early and didn't stay up to view the night sky. But those who braved the heat and waited out the clouds were treated to quite the spectacle.