Astronomy Day at the Rauch Planetarium
The track was wet for the Kentucky Derby, but there are clear skies in the forecast for the Astronomy Day Celebration at Gheens Science Hall’s Rauch Planetarium on Friday, May 10th. The festivities will take place from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at 106 West Brandeis Avenue at the University of Louisville. Admission to this three tier event is only $5.00, but Planetarium members are admitted for free.
The evening will explode into action at 7:00 p.m. with the presentation of "Asteroids: Finding Them Before They Find Us". This visual event exhibits the importance of tracking asteroids as they visit our solar system, including the large asteroid that recently lit the Russian skies.
Starting at 8:00 p.m., astronomy enthusiasts will enjoy the live presentation of "Spring Skies Over Louisville" with the constellation focus of Leo the Lion and the history around his conquering. The planetarium also hosts monthly planetary viewings to follow the path of the changing constellations.
The third part of your planetary journey will be a live viewing in the courtyard with the Louisville Astronomical society starting at 9:00 p.m. During this part of the Astronomy day celebration an expert astronomer will take you on a visual tour of the planets in action and answer a few questions.
This is a family-friendly event so come celebrate Astronomy Day at the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium on Friday, May 10th.
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