Planetarium News

Planetarium to Host ‘Hubble’s Greatest Hits”

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is one of only two sites selected nationally to host a live presentation about Hubble from NASA’s Langley Research Center. Dr. Frank Summers of the Space Telescope Institute will discuss the exciting discoveries of Hubble, its history and the science behind NASA’s best know space telescope. The live videoconference [...] Read More »

CEHD Group Finds Service Learning Life Changing

For the past 10 years, Margaret Pentecost, Assistant Dean for Education and Student Services, has spent many of her spring breaks working in Belize through UofL's International Service Learning Program. "This program has the same effect on most people who participate. You go once, and you just have to keep going back because the work is so rewarding. Read More »

Dr. Frank Wilczek to Speak at Lecture Event

The University of Louisville Department of Physics and Astronomy is hosting the first annual Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture. The guest speaker will be Dr. Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate. The lecture will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009, 7:30 p.m., at the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. The event is free and open to the public. Read More »

Minority Education Summit to be Held at UofL

The College of Education and Human Development’s Minority Teacher Recruitment Project (MTRP) and American Slaves Inc., are hosting the first Black High School Student Education Summit at the University of Louisville. The summit is scheduled for May 15-16. Nearly 100 black high school students from school districts aroundthe state will participate in the event. The students [...] Read More »

Planetarium Birthday Celebration Part of IYA

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is celebrating its 47th birthday and will give everyone who attends the April 4th special event a moon pie (while supplies last). Guests will also have a chance to win a beginner’s astronomy kit. “We’ve been here for nearly five decades spreading the joy of astronomy and science to [...] Read More »

Planetarium Launching New 2009 Mission Monday Series

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will kick-off the 2009 International Year of Astronomy (IYA) with a new Mission Monday series beginning on January 26, 7:30 p.m. The event will feature a look at the night sky in Australia via a live satellite uplink with the University of Southern Queensland. UofL physics professor John Keilkopf [...] Read More »

Laser Parties can Make your Holiday Very Bright

Take a break from the rush of the holiday season by coming to the planetarium for one of our Holiday Laser Parties in December. Bring the kids and relax in our comfy theater chairs as music of the holiday season plays to beautiful dancing lasers. Join in holiday games such as [...] Read More »

Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium’s New Mission

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is breaking new ground by being the only planetarium in the country that is under a college of education. It now has the opportunity to become a model center for using planetarium technology in new and exciting ways for teaching and research. Read More »

Planetarium Debuts New Show on May 31

The Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville is offering the public a journey across the solar system through its newest show, The Planets, which debuts May 31 with a special celebration from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Planets provides an in-depth look at each planet and features imagery from NASA and the Hubble Telescope. The 37-minute show is narrated by actress Kate Mulgrew, best known for her role in Star Trek: Voyager, and is geared for middle to high-school students. Read More »