Marks Birthday With Free Shows
(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
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 childrens feature, Amazing
Stargazing, which explores the wonders of the night sky from a
childs point of view. Children who attend the Saturday morning
show now through April 15 will receive free planetarium coloring book.
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
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 Floyds 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
Or visit the website: www.louisville.edu/planetarium
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