Planetarium News

Planetarium to Premiere New Holiday Show

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is pleased to announce the premiere of a new seasonal show just in time for the 2009 holidays! Read More »

Engineer and Author Reveals Story Behind the Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster

Where were you when the Challenger disaster happened? Many of us will never forget that day. For Allan J. McDonald, former Director of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor Project for Morton Thiokol Inc., and co-author of Truth, Lies and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster, Challenger became a defining moment in his life. Read More »

Learn about Telescopes and the Stars at Planetarium Workshop

On November 7, 2009, the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will host a workshop about buying and using a telescope. A Skies Over Louisville program will be held the same evening to educate telescope users about the night sky. Read More »

Stars, Goblins and More at the Planetarium

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is gearing up for explorer workshops, exciting laser shows and the annual Fright Light Event! Come join us for all the fun. Read More »

Live Broadcast: Search for Water on the Moon

NASA's LCROSS mission hits the Moon and you can experience it live at the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, Oct. 9, 7 - 8 a.m. The event will feature a live NASA broadcast, behind the scenes videos and a question and answer session with Rachel Connelly, director of the planetarium. Read More »

Get Healthy Now at UofL

When employees are asked about the Get Healthy Now program, most respond that it allows the $20 discount on their monthly insurance premium. Read More »

Planetarium Launching New Fall Events

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is the place to be this fall! Learn what it is like to be an astronaut and what it feels like in space. Or learn about the fastest thing in the universe--light--and its different forms and uses. Read More »

Summer Fun at the CEHD

The College of Education and Human Development and Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium host a variety of summer camps each year that allow kids to have fun while learning about math, science, technology and more. Many of the campers stated that if school were this much fun, they would want to go every day. Read More »

Planetarium to Celebrate Historic Moon Landing

On Monday, July 20 from 6:30 - 10 p.m., the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will host a 40th anniversary event to celebrate the first Apollo moon landing, including the premiere of their newest show, Astronaut. Read More »