Today is the day to look to the sky and see something you probably have never seen before, and definitely will never see again.  The Transit of Venus.

A couple of scientists with Shreveport ties have travelled to Alaska to view and photograph the event.
There will be a viewing party at Ralph A. Worley Observatory held by the Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society that will be free to the public.

The event will start around 5pm our time, and should be viewable for nearly 12 hours.

You can watch online here at the NASA webcast.

Link:  NASA's tips on viewing.