Western Kentucky University is hosting a party for the transit of Venus Tuesday, June 5 from 5-8 pm.
The free viewing party will take place at Houchens Smith Stadium on campus.
Telescopes and protective shades are being provided as Venus passes between the earth and the sun.
The first two hundred people at the event are getting a free t-shirt and there is also a live feed of the transit from NASA telescopes in Hawaii.
Planetarium Director, Richard Gelderman Hardin says, "What's really special about this event is that it's so rare, it happened eight years ago, but it won't happen again for another 105 years until 2117, what we're looking at is not just that Venus is generally between the earth and the sun, but that it's almost directly aligned with the earth and the sun."
WBKO's Meteorologist Shane Holinde says the skies were looking fair, making for some good viewing conditions.