As Venus begins its transit across the sun’s disk today, be sure to watch the special Astronomers Without Borders LIVE Venus transit feed from the world famous Mount Wilson Observatory. AWB Founder and President Mike Simmons and Discovery News Space Producer Ian O’Neill will be co-hosting the event through the afternoon from ingress to… sunset (we’ll need to hand over to Larry O’Hanlon in Hawaii to see egress!)
We have a huge line up planned, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. For all the details, be sure to read the special AWB Venus transit pages.
The live streaming video will be a part of NASA’s Sun Earth Day, with a number of live events all over the world. It’s going to be a huge astronomical party, so don’t miss out!
The Mount Wilson event will go live at approximately 2:45 p.m. PDT (5:45 p.m. EDT) and the Venus Transit will begin at 3:06 p.m. PDT (6:06 EDT).
Twitter: If you’re participating in the transit via Twitter, be sure to follow @astroengine (Ian O’Neill), @Discovery_Space, @AWB_org and @KeckObservatory for live updates. We’ll also be keeping tabs on the hashtags #TOV2012, #VenusTransit and #AWBTOV (specifically for the Mt. Wilson transit event), so be sure to get involved in the Venus transit conversation!