Home school group this week met up with the Starry Night people (we’ve had group activities with them before) to watch the Transit of Venus.
Littletree was super-excited, we did a lot of reading about Venus and the transit when it passes between the Earth and the Sun.
When we arrived there was quite a crowd, lining up to take turns looking through high-power binoculars with special safety filters.
Littletree was amazed when she got to have a look, and really see the tiny black dot passing in front of the sun
They also had their big, fancy, computer-controlled telescope set up so people could view the sun on a screen.
And little hand-held filters for safe viewing.
Of course after they got a good look at Venus, the kids all ran off to climb trees.