Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium and the Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS) are hosting on May 13, 6:30 – 9 p.m., an Astronomy Day Celebration that will feature stargazing, shows in the dome, games and activities for families, and a drawing for a telescope.
Activities will include rocket launches, comet-making, marshmallow shuttles, solar viewing, and a workshop designed to help novice stargazers make an informed decision when purchasing a telescope. There will also be two showings of “Skies Over Louisville,” the first at 7 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. Cost of admission is $5 per person; ages 2 and under are free.
The second part of the event will be held 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Louisville Astronomical Society’s Astronomy Center in E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park, located at 2600 Freys Hill Road. LAS members will help visitors navigate the night sky and will conduct a workshop for telescope owners. The event at the park is free but donations to the society are encouraged.
Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a drawing for a free telescope at both events.
For more information, visit the Astronomy event page, or contact Paula McGuffey at 502-852-5855.