A great evening with interesting and great people! The presentation was engaging for all levels of knowledge. The staff welcomed us warmly and was on hand to answer all questions. I will return on a less crowded night because the view is spectacular!
It was great fun to see Venus directly in front of the sun. My four-year-old son also was able to "spot" it, so it was a whole family affair. I brought my own solar-shades for safe viewing, and there was a long line for the amateur telescope that was out on the grass, so I know that was a hit. I was disappointed we couldn't go into the actual Fuertes observatory to see Venus through the telescope. We just sat on the grass with everyone else and viewed it with our solar shades, but it was a special event nonetheless.
I enjoyed it, once the skies cleared up about about two hours before sunset. I kept looking anxiously at the thick clouds hiding the sun in the mid-afternoon, but the weather gods smiled upon us in the end. I had seen the 2004 transit (that one was at sunrise at Mount Pleasant) and it was terrific to be able to see a second transit.
made me quite anxious all day, but the skies cleared up about an hour before sunset.