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Hardin Planetarium at Western Kentucky University


Happy Birthday, Earth!
How old are you Now?

Interpreting the Narrative of our Ancient Earth

Playing May 15 thru June 26, 2018





Let's go back to the beginning.

 So how old is the Earth...and how do we know? Humans have learned to read the story left behind in the Earth itself. In the late 1800s, various tests established the age of the Earth to be at least one hundred million years. With the discovery of radioactivity, we determined the Earth to be about 45 hundred million years old. This presentation leads us through the mystery of Earth's origin and provides a startling and inescapable conclusion as to when it all began.

Free of charge and suitable for all ages. 45 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult.



Tuesday                May 15     7:00 p.m.

Thursday               May 17     7:00 p.m.

Sunday                  May 20                    2:00 p.m.

Tuesday                May 22      7:00 p.m.

Thursday               May 24     7:00 p.m.

Sunday                  May 27                   2:00 p.m.

Tuesday                 May 29    7:00 p.m.

Thursday               May 31     7:00 p.m.

Sunday                  June 3                     2:00 p.m.

Tuesday                June 5       7:00 p.m.

Thursday               June 7       7:00 p.m.

Sunday                  June 10                   2:00 p.m.

Tuesday                June 12      7:00 p.m.

Thursday               June 14      7:00 p.m.

Sunday                  June 17                  2:00 p.m.

Tuesday                 June 19     7:00 p.m.

Thursday               June 21     7:00 p.m.

Sunday                  June 24                  2:00 p.m.

Tuesday                 June 26     7:00 p.m.


Hardin Planetarium, corner of State St & 15th Ave, Bowling Green, KY, 270 745 4044

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