However, the event went well despite a disappointing start due to bad weather. Around 3000 people turned up at Science Centre that day. When we arrived to set up the telescopes around 7:30am there was already a queue of 10-15 people eagerly waiting to catch a glimpse of this rare event.
By around 11:15am or so we started to see the first glimpse of Venus through the telescopes. Once it became clear enough in most of the telescopes, the doors we opened and we were ready for ACTION:
Small clusters of visitors were led out towards the various telescopes at gradual intervals to prevent overcrowding. There were around 12 telescopes, from both Science Centre and TASOS as well as a few from other volunteers like the Aljunied Astronomy Club, each equipped with strong solar filters to protect our eyes.
In addition to the telescopes, we also set up a number of large solar filters and projection boxes beside snow city and of course the Milo Van and an Old Chang Kee Stall over there as well.
After one and a half hours of hot sunshine and viewing the Venus transit, we were reaching the end of the queue line. Just in time, as around 12:40pm, Venus was almost reaching the end it's transit.
Just prior to the end we managed to take a few photos of the Transit through the telescope to at least have our own record of this historic event. I took the first image with my phone camera, which involves holding the phone at the correct point in front of the telescope lens.