Planetarium promises fun for educators and families this weekend [Family and Parenting]

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Planetarium promises fun for educators and families this weekend

There are two events happening at the Rauch Planetarium this weekend. On Friday, October 26 you and your family can take caution at the Fright Light Halloween party from 7pm-9pm. The planetarium has a spooktacular Halloween party planned where kids can play ghost bowling, build a haunted house, and make a mask. After the party, the Fright Light Laser Music Show will begin at 9pm, so enjoy the treats and fun then stay for the frights! Admission is $5 per person and there will be no free admits or coupons for this special event. Those arranging the party festivities encourage you to come in costume.

On Sunday, October 28, the Rauch Planetarium is hosting an educator open house. Educators can experience the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium up close and get a sneak peak glimpse into what it’s all about. This portable planetarium will bring the unique experience of a state-of-the-art digital planetarium directly to your school. This portable planetarium will engage students from K-12th grades with experiences designed and aligned with the new Next Generation Science Standards.

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium invites educators and families in the community to view the portable planetarium on Sunday, October 28 from 2-5pm. For more information, please contact by calling 502-852-6664 or email planet@louisville.edu.

According to its mission statement, the planetarium serves a variety of audiences, including pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students, college students and the general public. It strives to immerse people into the astronomical experience using hi-tech and multimedia presentations. It wants to advance the understanding of the universe and serve as a partner with the community to take a grasp at space and experience it firsthand.

Photo Courtesy of louisville.edu/planetarium

About Erin Nevitt
Longtime Louisvillian, I am a children's librarian at heart and have a passion for children's lit. I am most recently a stay-at-home mom who is always on the move, searching for family fun in Louisville. If it's free, it's preferable!
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