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during the Transit of Venus
Got home just in time to watch last few seconds of live feed from Hawaii, then found this beauty!
Star map. Ink rubbing of a stele at the Confucian Temple, Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Southern Song dynasty, Chunyou reign, dated 1247
A cometary graveyard. Astronomers have found that some asteroids in the main belt region are not dead rocks after all, but are dormant comets that may yet come back to life if the energy that they receive from the Sun increases by a few percent.