Viewing tips from experts

  • Updated: June 4, 2012 - 9:30 PM

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• Do not look directly at the sun, not even wearing 10 pairs of sunglasses, or you might damage your vision.

• There are safe ways to watch, such as viewing through a pinhole camera, a piece of paper with a small hole that lets sunlight shine through to a second sheet.

WHERE TO WATCH IT IN MINNESOTA

• Telescope viewing will be available Tuesday at the Hopkins Community Center, 1001 Hwy. 7, Hopkins, from 5 to 10 p.m.

• The Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics will hold a telescope viewing and lecture starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Tate Laboratory of Physics at the University of Minnesota. Live video feeds will be available. See www.astro.umn.edu/venustransit.

The Minnesota Astronomical Society (www.mnastro.org) will hold a public viewing at the Onan Observatory at Baylor Regional Park in western Carver County starting at 4 p.m. There is a $5-per-car entry fee to the park, but the observing is free.

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