- Free shows Tuesday & Thursday at 7:00 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM
- No tickets, no prior reservations
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance.
Pink Floyd 'The Dark Side of the Moon:'
50 Years in a Heartbeat
Hardin Planetarium presents "Pink Floyd 'The Dark Side of the Moon:' 50 Years in a Heartbeat" on Friday nights and several Saturday nights at 6:00 PM and 8:00. The exact schedule is found when you begin the process of purchasing tickets. Not the ordinary light show found in many planetariums, this is the OFFICIAL 50th anniversary show, available in only nine locations in the U.S. and it will disappear from all planetariums by April 2024. Watch NASA missions from the past, present, and hopeful future set to the classic album that remained on the top 200 charts for 917 weeks (17 & 1/2 years).
The last chance to see the show is Saturday 30 March. We offer a 6:00 PM and an 11:00 PM "last chance" showing. Local classic rock radio station WDNS D93 is offering free tickets and commemorative tee shirts to the right callers for the 8pm show that night.
We regularly host school groups and any other group interested in a show. You can request such an event via the menu at the top of the page.
WKU's Hardin Planetarium has full dome of 40 feet, with a 360° surround view by way of a Digitalis Epsilon digital projector. All of this is done in a classic 1967 architectural icon of the WKU campus. We custom design most of our own shows for public education, and all either are or include live interactive performances.
1) Along State Street
2) Two spots in the lot between Ogden College Hall and Kelly Thompson Hall
3) College Hill Lot, up College Heights Blvd. on the right
4) Chestnut Street North Lot, at the corner of Chestnut and 14th Ave, two blocks from the Planetarium
Wheelchair Accessibility: A ramp from State St. provides access to the building's main floor. The below lots are only available on weekends or after 4:30 PM.
1) Two spots in a tiny lot behind the building, at the end of a driveway from State St. That lot is lower than the building, so it is an uphill climb.
2) Three spots in the lot between Ogden College Hall and Kelly Thompson Hall.
3) The large parking lots on top of College Heights Blvd. The path from there is down hill.
Many of our guests prefer to be notified of our events. You can sign up below or at the planetarium.