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Hardin Planetarium at Western Kentucky University



Hardin Planetarium


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A Show for Grades PK - 2

The form for booking a visit to see this show is at the bottom of this page! 



"Thank you so much for the time you spent with our 2nd grade students at the Planetarium. They really enjoyed the presentation and learned so much about ... the pattern of the sun as it moves across the sky.  Thank you so much for giving your time and being so great! "

- Keely Pool and Carrie Koedyker
- Bridges Program
- Bowling Green Independent School District, KY


Explore the amazing movements of the heavens!


Why does the Sun rise and set? How does the Moon move through the sky? Where are the other planets amidst the stars? Join the Hardin Planetarium staff for an exciting adventure through the sky above us, in which we will answer all these questions and more! With our new digital imaging technology, we will employ state-of-the-art simulations to demonstrate the incredible truths behind the motions in the sky.




 On-Line Show Request 

Kindly make your first approach to booking a show the submission of the form below. (If you cannot yet fill out one field, enter "not yet known" or "unsure," etc.) We will get in touch with you to discuss your needs more completely once we get your form.


Programs for schools during school hours are generally free of charge. Click here to check to see if there will be a charge to your group for this program. 


Although we do not charge for this program, we do ask students to complete a "ticket" that allows them into the Planetarium. Click here to see the ticket to this show.

Appropriate Audience 

Grades PK - 2

 Running Time 

30 - 45 minutes, with optional Q&A period

 Audience Size Limit 

40 maximum (for groups wishing to bring a larger audience, click here to see some alternatives)

 Academic Subjects Addressed 

This show begins with pointing out that we see the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, but over the course of a day, they move. We examine how, where and their relationships to each other. We also examine how to mark the passage of time with celestial objects.


Show Date

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 Last Modified 1/19/17