June 5th 2012 was a historic day for astronomers, NASA employees, and space admirers alike; it was the Transit of Venus. During this peroid of time, Venus makes its way across the Sun, which will not happen again until 2117.. Unfortunately none of us will be around then to view it, so basically this is a once in a lifetime chance. How does this relate to technology? Well, gazing into the Sun is a bit of a dangerous thing to do, since the UV rays may cause damage to your eyes. With the advanced technology thanks to organizations such as NASA, we can easily watch live streams of this amazing event.
This relates to me because I heard about this on the news soon before it was set to happen, and of course, it was cloudy yesterday so I couldn't see one bit of it. I was pretty frustrated about this, so I went online, hopped on Google and sure enough, found various live streaming videos of it. Of course it wasn't as awesome as seeing it happen before my eyes, but it was better than nothing!
Tam, D. (2012, June 5). Watch venus' trek across the sun without going blind. Retrieved from http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57447733-76/watch-venus-trek-across-the-sun-without-going-blind-live-video/?tag=postrtcol;mostPop