Venus Viewing Party Scheduled at WKU Tuesday Evening

Jun 4, 2012

The planet Venus will pass in front of the sun late Tuesday, in an event that won't happen again for 105 years. A special educational activity is planned at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium to provide a safe way for people of all ages to view and learn more about the event.

Hardin Planetarium Director Dr. Richard Gelderman says it's very important to use the proper viewing equipment to avoid damage to the eye.

Dr. Gelderman says the passing of Venus has only been observed by humans six times, with the most recent in 1882 and 2004.