Venus met up with the crescent moon over the weekend. Tonight through Wednesday, it gets cozy with the Beehive star cluster in Cancer the Crab. To see it you have to wait until later in twilight when Venus will be rather low in the western sky and use binoculars. Focus on Venus and look to its left for the star cluster.
The combined motions of the Earth and Venus will bring the goddess planet and the cluster closest tomorrow evening, when they’ll be separated by just a half a degree. In 1609, Galileo was the first person to look at the Beehive in a telescope and saw 40 stars. Before that time lots of people knew it was there but could only see the cluster as a misty puff of light. Until the telescope was invented humanity didn’t have a clue what it really was.