The planet Venus will cross in front of the sun and be visibly silhouetted this evening, an event that won’t be visible again from Earth until 2117, and Northwestern University is hosting a public viewing of the celestial spectacle.

A telescope will be available for the general public to safely view the transit of Venus, weather permitting. The event is organized by the department of physics and astronomy.

The telescope will be set up  on the west entrance plaza of the Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road in Evanston from 5 p.m. to sunset at about 8:20 p.m.

Top: A Wikimedia image of the last transit of Venus in 2004.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. A few telescopes were setup

    A few telescopes were setup for easy viewing.  Friendly people helping out too.  Thank you NU physics dept.

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