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Hours Open:
Monday:
8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday:
8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday:
8 am - 5 pm
Thursday:
8 am - 5 pm
Friday:
8 am - Midnight
Saturday:
1 pm - 4 pm
Sunday:
Closed
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Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

Address:
University of Louisville, Belknap Campus, Louisville, KY 40292
Telephone:
502-852-6665

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium field experiences are designed to address the Next Generation Science Standards as well as state-level core curriculum science standards. Program offerings are targeted to K-12 grade bands. Students are immersed in easy-to-comprehend visual information that is enhanced with live demonstrations and discussions led by planetarium educators. These engaging experiences are available only in our unique facility where complex data and information comes to life.

If you can’t get away from your school, let us come to you with the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium. Melody Raymond, Principal, Blue Lick Elementary sums up their experience with the portable as follows: “We were able to connect classroom science learning with what students learned in the Portable Planetarium. Teachers selected their topics based on that and students were able to make the connections. I tell my principal friends about this wonderful program. I am so glad that we were one of the first schools to be able to participate!”

Educational Program Name

K-12 Field Experiences Connected to NGSS

Educational Program Details

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium field experiences are designed to address the Next Generation Science Standards as well as state-level core curriculum science standards. Students are immersed in easy-to-comprehend visual information that is enhanced with live demonstrations and discussions led by planetarium educators. These engaging experiences are available only in our unique facility where complex data and information comes to life. Field experiences are organized by grades. Please check our website for detailed program offerings.

Note: The planetarium offers flexible scheduling and is available for group shows outside of regular business hours.

Visit Website

louisville.edu/planetarium/schools

Contact Education Coordinator

Kimberly Whitehead, Administrative Assistant

Coordinator Email

planet@louisville.edu

Coordinator Phone

502-852-6665

Educational Program Name

Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium

Educational Program Details

The Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium brings the unique educational experience of a state-of-the-art digital planetarium directly to you. Engaging and immersive experiences for grades K – 12 are aligned and designed around the framework of the Next Generation Science Standards. This visually enriched, educational environment envelopes the audience in imagery that precisely renders our universe and its various components. Whether it be a flight through the Milky Way or a trip to the edges of the known universe, students are captivated with visualizations that bring difficult-to-comprehend concepts to life. Programs are organized by grades. Please check our website for detailed program offerings.

Owsley Brown Portable Planetarium

louisville.edu/planetarium/portable

Contact Education Coordinator

Kimberly Whitehead, Administrative Assistant

Coordinator Email

planet@louisville.edu

Coordinator Phone

502-852-6665