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Land Between the Lakes to host Summer Night Star Parties

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Golden Pond Planetarium at Land Between the Lakes will host a full array of stellar evening shows for the 2017 summer season.

Laser and evening planetarium showings and Star Parties offer indoor and outdoor activities after 5:00pm starting in May and lasting all summer.

Golden Pond Planetarium at Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

Golden Pond Planetarium at Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

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LBL to host Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes event

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Golden Pond Planetarium and West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers present Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes following the 5:00pm evening planetarium program Saturday, November 14th, in the Golden Pond Visitor Center. The presentation is free and open to the public.

“This is a perfect opportunity to meet people with similar interests and learn how to use telescopes and binoculars to view the moon and stars. Plenty of experts from the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers club will be available to offer assistance,” said Planetarium Manager, Rob Milner.

A child learning how to look through a telescope. (LBL Staff)

A child learning how to look through a telescope. (LBL Staff)

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Land Between the Lakes’ Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory Summer Evening Shows and Star Parties

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Summer Evening Planetarium Shows begin May 30th with Firefall at Golden Pond Planetarium followed by a Star Party.

Friends of Land Between The Lakes will present additional 8pm evening planetarium shows and star parties on select Saturdays during June, July, August, and September. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3,00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

A child learning how to look through a telescope. (LBL Staff)

A child learning how to look through a telescope. (LBL Staff)

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Laser Light Music Shows returns to LBL’s Golden Pond Planetarium with Brand New Projector

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN Laser Light Music Shows at Golden Pond Planetarium begin Saturday, May 23rd, at 5:30pm on a brand new, multimillion color laser projector. People can see laser lights synchronized to popular music fill the 40-foot dome every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday at 5:30pm and 7:00pm through September 4th.

Additional Saturday shows are at 8:00pm May 23rd, June 6th and 20th, July 18th, and August 1st and 15th. Laser shows continue to be offered Tuesdays and Saturdays at 5:30pm and 7:00pm through October 31st, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. All seats are $7.00.

Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image

Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Cub Scout Day at Woodlands Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Woodlands Nature Station will host Cub Scout Day on Saturday, November 22nd, from 10:00am-3:00pm. Activities, programs, and displays will center around the Cub Scout Astronomy Academic Achievement Award to help Cub Scouts gain their belt loop and pin awards.

The Cub Scout Day program is free with Nature Station admission: $5.00 for ages 13 and over, $3.00 for children 5-12, and free for 4 and under. Everyone is welcome.

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes presentation at Land Between the Lakes Saturday, November 8th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – The Golden Pond Planetarium and West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers present “Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes” following the 5:30pm planetarium program Saturday, November 8th, in the Golden Pond Visitor Center at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

This program introduces various binoculars and telescopes, and teaches basic skills required to use them.

Child viewing through a telescope at Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory. (Land Between the Lakes)

Child viewing through a telescope at Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Evening Shows and Star Parties at LBL’s Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Evening Planetarium shows and Star Parties at Land Between The Lakes will begin Saturday, May 31st. Shows are presented by Friends of Land Between The Lakes at the Golden Pond Planetarium located in the Golden Pond Visitor Center.

Additional shows are on Saturdays at 8:00pm June 14th and 28th, July 12th and 26th, August 9th, 23rd, and 30th. Planetarium shows begin at 8:00pm; doors open at 7:30pm.

LBL's Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image

LBL’s Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image

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National Astronomy Day at LBL’s Golden Pond Planetarium

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area and the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers (WKAA) will host National Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 10th, at the Golden Pond Planetarium, located at the Golden Pond Visitor Center, from 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Enjoy FREE, full-dome, digital, surround sound planetarium shows at 10:00am and 11:00am, and 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm. A Star Party will take place at the Observatory after dark, weather permitting. «Read the rest of this article»

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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)

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Land Between the Lakes extends Laser Light Music Shows Due to Popularity

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Due to popular demand, the Laser Light Music Shows extended their run through December at the Golden Pond Planetarium in the Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. During September and October, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, shows will run at 5:30pm and 7:00pm both days.

In November and December, shows only run at 5:30pm on Saturdays through December 22nd, the Saturday before Christmas. «Read the rest of this article»

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