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Hardin Planetarium

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Here you can find out about:

    Hardin Planetarium offers science camps for young people grades 3 through 6 during the spring and fall breaks and during the summer.
    Register your child!
    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.
  • BOOKING A SPECIAL EVENTor space at the Planetarium for your group or a party.
  • FIELD TRIPS to the Planetarium.
  • EXHIBITS:Come in when we're open and browse the wealth of information on Astronomy and Space Science presented in our interactive Planetarium ring exhibits
  • VOLUNTEERING at the Planetarium. 
  • e-MAILING LIST: Join the Planetarium's list and keep up on the latest shows and programs at the Planetarium automatically.

Our Mission:

Hardin Planetarium’s mission is to inspire lifelong learning through interactive experiences that are both inspiring and factually accurate.  The audience will be encouraged to engage with exhibits and live presentations that further the public understanding and enjoyment of science.


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


The Deep Lagoon -  Ridges of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds

The Deep Lagoon

Ridges of glowing interstellar gas and dark dust clouds

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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



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