How to see the transit of Venus

Agrupacion Astronomica Deneb

The transit will be visible from 6:03 p.m. until the sun sets at 8:19 p.m. in the Boston area. Do not look directly into the sun; it could damage your eyes. Telescopes should be fitted with a specially designed filter.

A number of places will hold public viewings, where telescopes will be available.


- The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge will hold a rooftop viewing at 6 p.m. No reservations are required. Parking is available at Center for Astrophysics lots beginning at 5 p.m. at 60 Garden St,m 160 Concord Ave., and the lot on Bond Street between Garden Street and Concord Avenue.

- Weather permitting, the Museum of Science will be hosting a free viewing on its garage roof. Space is limited, so attendees must register in advance by visiting

- At Boston University, viewing stations will be set up on the rooftop of 685 Commonwealth Ave., on a grassy area at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue where it crosses over the Mass. Pike, and at the corner of St. Mary’s Street and Commonwealth Avenue.

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