Venus victory! Clear skies makes way for transit

LAKE TOWNSHIP, MICH. - People flocked to Warren Dunes State Park to get their once in a lifetime glance at the Transit of Venus.

The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society (KAS) loaded up the sidewalk at the dunes with all different types of telescopes and ways to view the planet’s movement on the sun.

"It’s either today or you wait a hundred and five and a half years," said KAS President Richard Bell.

They had everything from high tech telescopes, binoculars with special filters, and even solar glasses, which are about nine times stronger than normal sunglasses.

The last transit was in 2004, but it won’t happen again until December 2117.

So many people were happy for a sunny day at the beach with a priceless view of space.


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