For those of you interested in astronomy, there are a couple events coming up soon tht you might want to know about.
First. There will be an annular solar eclipse on May 20. This will primarily be visible from the western half of the US - roughly from the panhandle of Texas up to Oregon. See this link for more information, maps, viewing tips, etc.
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observin ... 37803.html
If you live in the shaded area, you should be able to see it (depending on cloud cover). West of the Utah/Nevada border will see the complete eclipse.
Second. Venus will make a transit of the sun on June 5th. While this happened as recently as 8 years ago, it will not happen again in your lifetime. At least part of the transit is visible from pretty much all of the US. See this site for info:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observin ... 32798.html