The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford is hosting a special presentation tonight that will appeal to amateur astronomers and the curious stargazer alike. Venus and Jupiter, the brightest planets in our solar system, will appear to be right on top of each other, offering up what may be a once in a lifetime view.
It's called the conjunction. Amateur astronomer Steve Sands, who will be there to speak to the visitors, explains.
The event runs from 6:30-8pm today and is free to view. Admission to go up in the tower is $5. You can actually see a conjunction and a convergence tonight. From the vantage point of the tower, you can see where the Mississippi and Missouri rivers come together near Hartford, and the tower will be open for tours.