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Hardin Planetarium to present Pluto show May 12-June 30

Pluto: Gateway to the Third Zone of the Solar System will be presented May 12-June 30 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium.

Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.


Pluto: Gateway to the Third Zone of the Solar System will be presented May 12-June 30 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium.

About the show: On July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft accomplished a high speed flyby of Pluto and its moons. Since the day it was discovered 85 years ago, Pluto has been a harbinger of the mysteries on the far planetary frontier. This very first exploration of the far solar system is revealing unexpected wonders. After passing through the Pluto system, the spacecraft has been re-targeted for an encounter with a small Kuiper Belt Object and then will escape the Sun’s gravity and fly out into interstellar space — never to return to our solar system. Note: The 45-minute show is suitable for all ages and will include time for questions at the end of the presentation. The show will begin on time, with no late entrance permitted. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Hardin Planetarium is located at the corner of College Heights Boulevard and State Street.

Show times and dates:

  • Thursday, May 12    7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15      2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 17    7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 19   7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 22     2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 24    7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 26   7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 29      2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 31    7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 2    7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 5       2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 7     7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 9    7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 12    2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 14   7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 16   7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 19     2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 21    7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 23   7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 26     2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 28    7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 30     7 p.m.

Summer camp registration: Register now for this summer’s Science Curiosity Investigation Camp at the Hardin Planetarium. The camp for third- through sixth-graders will be held from 8 a.m. to noon June 27-July 1. Participants will engage in fun, interactive investigations to stimulate curiosity, and encourage cooperative discovery and problem solving. Registration is limited to 20 students; fee is $120.

Contact: Ronn Kistler, (270) 745-4044

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