Although some people like the regularly scheduled laser light shows, I go to the Fiske Planetarium for their astronomical presentations. The transit of Venus on June 5, 2012, was a uniquely satisfying experience.
Between the informative lectures in the planetarium (by world-famous experts) and the projected video feeds from telescopes in Boulder and various places across the United States (especially Mauna Kea in Hawaii), the planetarium presentation on June fifth was great. The Sommers-Bausch Observatory next door offered public viewing through three of their own telescopes and another dozen telescopes brought in by volunteers.
Unfortunately, there will not be another transit of Venus until the year 2117. But catch the planetarium shows for solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, planetary conjunctions, and more. Or if you prefer the light shows, go for those.
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