For a moment, we had Venus in our backyard

There’s something to be said when a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes around, and you get a chance to experience it first hand – right on campus.

Last night, I got the opportunity to see the Transit of Venus through my own eyes – with those nifty glasses, of course. The sun was hot, the breeze was refreshing, and the atmosphere inside Varsity Centre was absolutely buzzing. It looked like everybody and their mother was there. The event was organized by the Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics. There were more than 4000 spectators, and not everyone was part of U of T. Everyone alternately looked at the sky and the stadium’s jumbotron, watching and waiting with bated breath as Venus made its first touch. Read my¬†Storify below:

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