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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

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"Invisible Universe: Viewing Our Cosmos in a Different Light"

 Cassini Orbits Saturn


We are simply bystanders in our vast universe, learning about the cosmos by analyzing the light that shines across space. Our eyes do an excellent job of showing us the sunlit world. This serves us well, since most of the energy generated by our Sun and the stars is limited to the rainbow colors that we know as visible light. But visible light is just a tiny portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Humans can't see infrared, radio, ultraviolet, x-rays or gamma-rays. In the last generation, however, we've developed powerful high-tech tools to explore the invisible parts of the universe and uncover secrets that are only told with light we can't see with our eyes

 Free of charge and suitable for all ages. 50 minute running time, with time for questions at the end of the presentation. Please note that the show will begin on time, with no late entrance permitted.




Tuesday      October 15        7:00 p.m.
Thursday     October 17        7:00 p.m.
Sunday        October 20          2:00 p.m.
Tuesday      October 22        7:00 p.m.
Thursday     October 24       7:00 p.m.
Sunday        October 27          2:00 p.m.
Tuesday      October 29       7:00 p.m.
Thursday     October 31       7:00 p.m.
Sunday        November 3        2:00 p.m.
Tuesday      November 5     7:00 p.m.
Thursday    November 7      7:00 p.m.
Sunday       November 10         2:00 p.m.
Tuesday     November 12     7:00 p.m.
Thursday    November 14    7:00 p.m.
Sunday       November 17        2:00 p.m.
Tuesday     November 19     7:00 p.m.
Thursday    November 21     7:00 p.m.
Sunday       November 24        2:00 p.m.




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

For other needs, please request accommodations at least 3 business days before your visit. 270-745-4044.



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 Last Modified 9/24/14