I woke up at five in the morning and headed to the observatory. It was a cloudy day, but quite warmish and we had tea and cookies, we were in good company, so we just waited and wished for the clods to go away.
And they did.
And there it was: Venus, passing in front of the Sun. The transit was almost over, but it was truly worth seeing. There was a projection from the old telescope, you could look through the new telescope and there was another small, old telescope outside with something that looked a lot like tinfoil at the end that actually showed the very best view of the Sun. I also had my eclipse glasses with me, and at one point, J. and I were just sitting there, with the protection glasses on and looking at the Sun.
It was a great experience, something I hope to remember all my life and make a great story out of it.
And to make the day even more epic, tonight, we go to see Iron Sky!