The Transit of Venus in 2012 is this wednesday. we have our solar viewing filters, a solar filter for our 5-inch Celestron telescope and iPhone apps (also Android),

but the weather forecast is not promising.

The University of Canterbury is hosting a public Transit of Venus open day on the 6th 10am-4.30pm. An information sheet and the link to the live web feed is on the University’s Physics and Astronomy page

But looks like we’ll had to make do with live coverage from the Mt John observatory here and the international SLOOH Space Camera is here Also Fraser Cain and Pamela Gay will have virtual star party on Google+. Or NASA

Anyway this is what the sun looked like today – might be the last we see of it till after the event