Peep This: How to Watch the Transit of Venus Safely
Watch this rare, once in a lifetime event without doing serious damage to your eyes.
Avoid damaging your peepers by watching the transit of Venus safetly.
From the American Academy of Ophthalmology:
Watch the transit at a planetarium or program by a university astronomy department. Because Venus will look quite tiny against the sun's vast surface, it will be best to watch this amazing event via professional projection on a large screen.
Visit NASA's website for a live-streaming broadcast and enjoy a live chat with scientists, if you like.
Make a simple "pinhole camera" using two sheets of paper: make a pinhole in the center of one sheet; then stand with your back to the sun, holding that sheet so that the sun shines through the pinhole onto the second piece of paper. You'll see an image of the transit of Venus projected on the second sheet.
The following devices will not protect your eyes: sunglasses, binoculars with filters, neutral density filters, or exposed photographic or radiographic film.
This is the last chance for anyone alive today to see the transit of Venus, because it won't happen again until 2117.
The complete transit will take about six and a half hours.