Planetarium News

Planetarium to Host Mardi Gras Party

UofL Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will host a Mardi Gras party on Sunday, March 23, 1:30 - 5 p.m. Read More »

Planetarium to Host Annual Holiday Party

Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will host its annual holiday party on Saturday, December 7th, 1 - 4 p.m. The event will feature holiday-themed activities for children, laser-light shows in the dome and comet cones (snow cones). Read More »

Lecture at Planetarium to Focus on Impact of Aliens on Earthlings

Whether or not extraterrestrials exist, the very idea of their existence has impacted human society for hundreds of years. Read More »

Planetarium News

Shuttle Retirement Party a Stellar Success! The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium hosted a Shuttle Retirement Party featuring a live broadcast of the final launch of Atlantis, Friday, July 8. The event was attended by over 260 adults and children and the excitement of seeing the launch could hardly be contained. Children and adults waited patiently [...] Read More »

Watch Final Launch of Shuttle at Planetarium

Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will mark the end of NASA's 30-year exploration program with a Shuttle Retirement Party as the space shuttle Atlantis makes its final journey on Friday, July 8. Read More »

Planetarium to Host Astronomy Day Celebration

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. Read More »

Planetarium Celebrates the Season with Family Events and Shows

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is offering special and discounted shows for the holiday season. Get into the holiday spirit by attending the annual Holiday Party! Read More »

Night Sky Tour to Feature Ben Davis and Kelly K

Experience the story of Perseus and Andromeda as never before through the eyes of local radio personalities Ben Davis and Kelly K as they give you a tour of the autumn night sky at the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. Read More »

Planetarium Kicks-off Summer Under the Stars

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville kicks off its "Summer Under the Stars" programs June 12 with a celebration of astronomy that will feature two shows, a telescope workshop, activities for children and a drawing for a new telescope. Read More »