LIVE: Venus Transit from Mount Wilson, Calif.


UPDATE! As an added bonus, 20th Century Fox and the sci-fi movie “Prometheus” is sponsoring the Mount Wilson event! We have interviews with science advisers who worked on the production and we’ll have clips from the movie throughout the transit. Can you think of a better way to spend a Tuesday afternoon? See you on the summit!

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!)

WIDE ANGLE: Venus Transit 2012

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).

Tune into Mount Wilson Observatory LIVE at 2:45 p.m. PDT (5:45 p.m. 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!

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