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Evening Programs Return to LBL’s Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Take a trip to Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area to experience Planetarium shows and Star Parties presented by the Land Between The Lakes Association beginning May 25th, 2013, at the Golden Pond Planetarium located in the Golden Pond Visitor Center.

Starry Night programs begin with a stunning planetarium theater presentation in the 40-foot dome planetarium, then a live viewing of the night sky (weather permitting) through a 16-inch, Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at the Golden Pond Observatory. Members of the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers (WKAA) will also be hosting in depth Star Party astronomy programs.

Golden Pond Observatory (Land Between the Lakes)
Golden Pond Observatory (Land Between the Lakes)

The evening summer season schedule is as follows with shows beginning at 8:00pm

May 25th IBEX-Interstellar Boundary Explorer
June 8th Earth, Moon, & Sun
June 15th Two Small Pieces of Glass
June 22nd Skies Above
July 6th IBEX-Interstellar Boundary Explorer
July 20th Telescope Time Machine with WKAA
August 3rd Two Small Pieces of Glass
August 17th Earth, Moon, & Sun
August 31st Skies Above

 

WKAA President, Bob Vickers, invites the public to come out and enjoy Starry Nights.“We want everyone to have the opportunity to see the moon, stars, planets, nebula, and other celestial objects in the clear night sky above LBL.”

Planetarium shows begin at 8:00pm; doors open at 7:30pm. No tickets will be sold after the show begins. Admission: $5.00 adults, $3.00 children 5-12, and ages 4 and under are free. Discount and Fun Cards are not accepted for this special program. The Golden Pond Planetarium is located on Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway (KY Highway 453) at the junction with US68/KY80 in LBL.

Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, and environmental education for the public to enjoy.

Visitors are encouraged to review the official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and additional information, or call 800.LBL.7077 or 270.924.2000. Follow LBL on www.Twitter.com/LBLScreechOwl or www.Twitter.com/LandBtwnLakes

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