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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. Thursday and Friday classes also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

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'Two Small Pieces of Glass' opens Feb. 12 at Hardin Planetarium

Two Small Pieces of Glass, an experience that combines a 360-degree immersive “full dome” movie with interactive demonstrations introducing how telescopes help us learn of our place in the cosmos, opens Feb. 12 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium.

Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 24. Admission is free and the 40-minute program is suitable for all ages. Note that the show will begin on time, with no late entrance permitted.

About the show: The movie follows two teenage students who attend a star party. While looking through the astronomer’s telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore Jupiter’s moons, Saturn’s rings, spiral structure of galaxies and how the largest observatories in the world use these telescopes to explore the mysteries of the universe. Together we learn telescopes work and how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the universe.

Show times and dates are:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 12, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m.

Contact: Richard Gelderman or Ronn Kistler, (270) 745-4044.

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