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Hardin Planetarium at Western Kentucky University



Hardin Planetarium


Two Small Pieces of Glass





The device which began it all...the Telescope!


While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe. While looking through the astronomer's telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn's rings, and spiral structure of galaxies. During their conversation with the astronomer, they also learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others. Join the Hardin Planetarium staff for an interactive 360-degree fulldome movie about the incredible telescope!



Join us for this one-night special event: Tonight, Thursday, Feb. 19th

Cabin Fever Marathon!


"Two Small Pieces of Glass" will be shown tonight at

  • 6 pm  ONLY



Click here to see what else is part of tonight's marathon.

All showings at the Hardin Planetarium, State Street and College Heights Blvd, on the campus of WKU, Bowling Green KY.  Call 270-745-4044 for more information.


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