The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is offering special and discounted shows for the holiday season. Show dates and descriptions are as follows:
- Friday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m. – Skies Over Louisville, a tour of the heavens and a free sky map. If weather cooperates, the Louisville Astronomical Society will lead a stargazing program in the planetarium courtyard after the show. Tickets are $7 adults; $5 for UofL affiliates, kids under 13 and seniors over age 65.
- Friday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Planetarium Holiday Party, a show combo featuring Season of Light and Holiday Laser Music. Seasonal activities and treats for kids. Tickets are $5 per person.
- Sunday, Dec. 19, 2 – 4 p.m. – Cosmic Explorer Workshop, an exploration of the coldest places in the solar system and demonstrations to show what happens at -320°F. Program is for 4-6 year-olds. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non members. Registration is required the Friday before the workshop by calling 502-852-6664.
- Dec. 20, 21 and 22, 10:30 and 2 p.m. each day – Double Feature Days, an opportunity to see Season of Light and Holiday Laser Music Show at a discount. Cost is $5 per person.
For more information on these and other programs at the planetarium, call 502-852-6665 or visit www.louisville.edu/planetarium.