From Harford Community College:
Join Harford County Astronomical Society for Transit of Venus Viewing
The Harford County Astronomical Society is hosting a transit of Venus viewing on June 5 from 6 PM until sunset at Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Parking Area, Entrance 5.
A transit of Venus is viewed using a solar filter to look at the sun. During the transit, Venus will appear as a black dot moving along the surface of the sun. The entire transit takes approximately six hours. Venus transits happen in pairs eight years apart. The pairs are separated by approximately 100 years. Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime — the next Venus transit will not take place until 2117.
In the event of poor weather, there will be a transit program at the HCC Observatory. Information about transits as well as a projection of the transit as viewed from another area will be shown.
In the event the viewing is held at the observatory, general parking is available at Harford Technical High School. Look for a light about three feet off the ground on a small hill near the back right corner of the parking lot. The light illuminates a pathway that will take you to the dirt/stone driveway. For those with mobility issues, limited parking is available at the observatory. Go past Harford Technical parking areas to locate the driveway to the observatory.