Image: Carina Nebula, NASA Image: Carina Nebula, NASA
Image: Mars Surface, NASA Image: Mars Surface, NASA

Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium

The planetarium with limited staffing is hosting UofL classes and other university uses. We are looking at a number of potential funding options that would allow the facility to be updated and reopened for broader audiences.

Special Rates for UofL Students, Staff and Faculty!

You don’t have to win the lottery to afford a space flight – just climb aboard the planetarium's virtual spaceship! UofL affiliates (with a valid ID) now get special rates at the planetarium, making the planetarium one of the most affordable places for singles, couples and families to have out-of-this-world fun. Click below for information on our out-of-this-world discounted rates for UofL affiliates!

Campers working in teams to design an outpost for living on Mars.Space Science Activities

KET/PBS Learning Media is a rich resource for on-line activities to keep your child engaged in earth and space science.

More About the Planetarium

Image of girl scout looking at sky.Girl Scouts learn all about the Solar System and our place in it in the planetarium workshops for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors. Just like real space scientists, girls explore, observe, and investigate the Sun, Moon, and stars.


 Boy Scouts can learn about constellations, stars, and the planets as well as light pollution at our planetarium shows...or they can schedule a workshop offered in conjunction with the Louisville Astronomical Society to delve more deeply into the requirements of their astronomy badge.

The planetarium is an out-of-this-world venue for a special group outing or a special event! We offer a unique facility for corporate events and business meetings.

Contacts for media requests are:

    Janet Cappiello
    University of Louisville
    Office of Communications and Marketing
    502.852.1104 or janet.cappiello "at"

    Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

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Gheens Science Hall &
Rauch Planetarium

106 W Brandeis Ave

Louisville, KY, 40292