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Hardin Planetarium

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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


Tonight's Moon phase



Astronomy Picture of the Day

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



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