Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM:

WKU WEATHER ALERT:

Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are 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. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Hardin Planetarium

 Special Event

SCI Spring Break Camp for 3rd-6th Graders - Apr. 6-10, (Click here)


Welcome to the Home Page of the

Hardin Planetarium logo

Here you can find out about:

  • SCIENCE INVESTIGATION CAMP: How to register your child:
    Hardin Planetarium offers science camps for young people grades 3 through 6 during the spring and fall breaks and during the summer holidays. Click here to find out more about them.
  • WHAT'S PLAYING NOW at the Planetarium:
    Hardin Planetarium offers free shows to the public year round every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Click here to find out what's showing currently.
  • BOOKING A SPECIAL EVENT or space at the Planetarium for your group or a party.
    Click here for more information.
  • FIELD TRIPS to the Planetarium.
    Click here if you are thinking of bringing your group.
  • NEW EXHIBITS in Astronomy and in Space Science being opened at the Planetarium. We have recently opened our new Moon exhibit featuring an interactive Lunar Landing Site game. Come in when we're open and browse the wealth of information presented in our Planetarium ring.
  • VOLUNTEERING at the Planetarium. Click here to read more.
  • e-MAILING LIST: Join the Planetarium's list and keep up on the latest shows and programs at the Planetarium automatically. Click here to read more.

Handicapped Access:

Hardin Planetarium is wheelchair accessible. A ramp from State Street provides access to the building's main floor. The ground floor is accessible via double doors.

For other needs, please request accommodations at least 3 business days before your visit.

Call 270-745-4044 for more information or write hardin.planetarium@wku.edu

CURRENT MOON

Tonight's Moon phase

 

Enhanced Color Caloris -  The sprawling Caloris basin

Enhanced Color Caloris

The sprawling Caloris basin

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Click on the image
above to see the enlarged
Astronomy Picture of the Day
downloaded from NASA

 

 

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 2/23/15