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Hardin Planetarium

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Here you can find out about:

  • SCIENCE CURIOSITY INVESTIGATION (SCI) CAMPS:
    Hardin Planetarium offers science camps for young people grades 3 through 6 during the spring and fall breaks and during the summer.
    Register your child!
  • OUR CURRENT SHOW:
    Hardin Planetarium offers free shows to the public year round every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • BOOKING A SPECIAL EVENTor space at the Planetarium for your group or a party.
  • FIELD TRIPS to the Planetarium.
  • EXHIBITS:Come in when we're open and browse the wealth of information on Astronomy and Space Science presented in our interactive Planetarium ring exhibits
  • VOLUNTEERING at the Planetarium. 
  • e-MAILING LIST: Join the Planetarium's list and keep up on the latest shows and programs at the Planetarium automatically.

Our Mission:

Hardin Planetarium’s mission is to inspire lifelong learning through interactive experiences that are both inspiring and factually accurate.  The audience will be encouraged to engage with exhibits and live presentations that further the public understanding and enjoyment of science.

 

Handicapped Access:

Hardin Planetarium is wheelchair accessible. A ramp from State Street provides access to the building's main floor. The ground floor is accessible via double doors.

For other needs, please request accommodations at least 3 business days before your visit.

Call 270-745-4044 for more information or write hardin.planetarium@wku.edu

CURRENT MOON

Tonight's Moon phase

 

A Proton Arc Over Lake Superior   -  The setting had been picked out -- all that was needed was an aurora.

A Proton Arc Over Lake Superior

The setting had been picked out -- all that was needed was an aurora.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Click on the image
above to see the enlarged
Astronomy Picture of the Day
downloaded from NASA

 

 

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 Last Modified 7/21/15