St. Ambrose University in Davenport will host a view and live webcast of the transit of Venus today until sunset.
The event begins at 4:30 p.m., according to a release from the university.
During the transit, Venus will pass directly in front of the sun beginning about 5 p.m. and continuing into sunset. It is a rare event that won’t occur again until 2117.
People should not stare directly at the sun without eclipse glasses, a properly filtered telescope or a strong welding visor. Permanent eye damage could result.
At the St. Ambrose event, people can view the transit directly through solar-filtered telescopes provided onsite or watch a live webcast. The event is free and open to the public and will be at the Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard streets, one block west of Harrison Street.
For more information, contact Robert Mitchell at 563-333-6141, or go to www.sau.edu.