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Calendar of Shows

All shows are free to the public

Shows are appropriate for all ages, and include audience interaction.  Most shows are unique creations of Hardin Planetarium.


Current Public Schedule

These free shows are open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 PM, and every Sunday 2:00 PM.  No tickets are required, and no reservations are allowed.  The museum opens one hour in advance.  We are closed on New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve.



“Our Star: the Sun”

Sunday 11 September - Thursday 20 October

Of all of the stars we can see, one has by far the largest impact on us.  Now we explore it in ways never before possible.  What happens inside the Sun that makes it so hot and so bright?  What is Solar Weather, and why do we hear about it so much now?


“Weathering Storms on Other Worlds”

Sunday 23 October - Tuesday 22 November

What is the weather like on Saturn? How far down does the Red Spot storm on Jupiter go? We understand weather on other worlds by understanding how weather works on Earth. Explore the skies on other worlds.


“Celebrations for a Long Winter's Night”

Sunday 27 November - Thursday 29 December

The long cold winter nights of December are well suited for celebrations. This festive show illuminates the meaning of the winter solstice, and shares some history behind our holiday customs. Photo: Kevin Willis (WKYU)



Past Calendar


Our Past 2022 Public Shows:

Our Past 2021 Public Shows:

Our Past 2020 Public Shows:

Our Past 2019 Public Shows:

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Our Past 2015 Public Shows:

Our PAST 2014 Public Shows:

Our PAST 2013 Public Shows:

Our PAST 2012 Public Shows:

  • "Doomsday 2012" - November 25 to December 27
  • "PlanetQuest" - October 23 to November 21
  • "Finding Your Way Around the Autumn Sky" - September 18 to October 22
  • "Curiosity on Mars" - August 8 to September 6
  • "Ancient Earth" - April 3 to May 1


Public Parking:

Overhead parking map around the planetarium

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 


Bus Unloading:

» Download the bus unloading map (PDF)


Icon representing handicapped ParkingWheelchair 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.



Mailing List:

Many of our guests prefer to be notified of our events. You can sign up below or at the planetarium.

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 Last Modified 10/3/22