Give the Gift of the Universe!


Individual: $35 non-UofL/$20 UofL affiliates

Family: $75 non-UofL/$50 K-12 educators/$40 UofL affiliates

Note K-12 Educators: please note on the payment form that you are an educator and fax a copy of your school id to 502.852.0831

Member Benefits:

  • Free admission to regular shows (includes Laser music shows, Skies Over Louisville, and Telescope Workshops)
  • Quarterly newsletter and program calendar, including advanced notice about new shows and events
  • Discount on tickets to select special events and workshops
  • Invitations to special private previews of new shows and member celebrations
  • Annual Celestial Calendar (sent out at end of calendar year)
  • 10% discount on gift shop purchases
  • Family Membership includes discounts on kids programming (e.g. Cosmic Explorer Workshops, summer camps, etc.)

For details on memberships or to sign up over the phone, call: 502-852-6665.

Become a Member and/or Donate NOW!

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Development contact:
Jim Beckham
Development Office
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

The Next Generation Connection

Innovation. Ideation. Education.

Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, the new next generation connection, inspires learners and leaders to think innovatively and creatively. The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium's next generation dome transforms the science education experience with full-dome, immersive visualizations that bring complex and difficult science concepts to life.

Virtual journeys from below the earth's surface to the edge of the known universe inspire and excite learners of all ages. Customized programs address the 2013 Next Generation Science Standards with information that can be easily absorbed and understood by next generation learners. Immediate access to live, streaming satellite data allows the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium to offer cutting-edge, relevant programming for years to come.

Your support is essential to ensure the University of Louisville's Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium remains a world-class visualization tool in our world-class city.