DuPont Planetarium hosts Transit of Venus viewing


The DuPont Planetarium at the University of South Carolina Aiken is hosting a special event Tuesday during the Transit of Venus, a rare event when the planet Venus crosses in front of the sun.

Because of dangers associated with looking directly at the sun, the planetarium at the Ruth Patrick Science Center is offering safe viewing opportunities for free. The transit of Venus begins at 6:04 p.m.

The planetarium is also offering a show and free activities related to the transit at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. The DuPont Planetarium is located at 471 University Parkway, Aiken, S.C. For more information, call (803) 641-3654.