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Venus Transit

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The planet Venus will pass in front of the sun Tuesday. Its an event that won’t happen again for another 105 years. 

But experts in the field say it should  be viewed with the proper equipment. Dr. Richard Gelderman is the director of the Hardin planetarium at western Kentucky university. He says viewing the sun without approved goggles or filters isn’t recommended:

“Looking at the sun is a dangerous thing. It can hurt your vision irreparably to stare at the sun.”

Gelderman says it will be possible to safely view the transit through  a cardboard box with a pin, hole----facing away from the sun. He says the Venus transit should be visible in Kentucky and surrounding states from about 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. central time. 

News Director Dan Modlin is a native of Indiana who grew up in a broadcasting family. A graduate of Ball State University, he worked for several years in the news network business in the Midwest, specializing in agricultural and political coverage, before coming to WKU Public Radio. His reports have earned numerous national and state awards for documentary production, public affairs reporting, and enterprise reporting.
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