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Rauch Planetarium

Rauch Planetarium
Marks Birthday With Free Shows

By DonWard
Editor

(April 2002) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will celebrate its first anniversary in a “Big” way during a month-long celebration that began March 15.
The planetarium at the University of Louisville will celebrate with free and discounted shows, a celebration of the spring equinox, giveaways and the premiere of several new shows.
The planetarium on March 15 premiered “Big,” a show that explores the size and scale of the universe and takes viewers on a quick tour of some of its most magnificent sights.
The planetarium also has opened a new children’s feature, “Amazing Stargazing,” which explores the wonders of the night sky from a child’s point of view. Children who attend the Saturday morning show now through April 15 will receive free planetarium coloring book.

Rauch Planetarium

Rauch Planetarium

A new Cinemuse feature, “Diving with the Whales,” takes the audience on a journey into the mysterious world of the whales. Filmed in high-definition format, the program features images of male humpbacks singing for the attention of females and pods of killer whales foraging for food in Alaskan waters.
“Skies Over Louisville,” a traditional planetarium program, gives patrons an in-depth view of the stars, constellations and planets viewable over Kentuckiana and allows them to ask questions about the night sky.
Friday nights will feature several new laser music features, including the top 40-driven “Laser Mania” and programs featuring the music of U2 and Led Zeppelin. The late show will feature music from Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”
Other activities include:
• Wacky Wednesdays: “Buy one, get one free” discounts on all public shows April 3 and April 10.
• “Tax Relief Day:” Half-price admission on all public shows Friday, April 12.
• A special sale on gift shop items, including astronomical calendars and logo wear.
• $5 discounts on all planetarium memberships and a giveaway of a planetarium prize pack for the 100th planetarium member.

• For more information, call the planetarium at (502) 852-6664.
Or visit the website: www.louisville.edu/planetarium

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