School Groups at the Rauch Planetarium

Hear what kids and educators think about field experiences at the planetarium!

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium field experiences are designed to address the Next Generation Science Standards as well as state-level core curriculum science standards. Students are immersed in easy-to-comprehend visual information that is enhanced with live demonstrations and discussions led by planetarium educators. These engaging experiences are available only in our unique facility where complex data and information comes to life, so book your field experience now!

Or let us bring the universe to you - to check out details on the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium.

Check out options for dual field experiences!

Field experiences are organized by grades. Click on the categories listed below for detailed information.

(Note: 1.5 hour field experiences are offered September - May; however groups may book a one-hour show with a star talk year-round)

Dual Field Experiences

Combine a trip to the planetarium with a trip to the Kentucky Derby Museum, or the Kentucky Science Center or a mission at the Challenger Learning Center. Details!

Self-Guided Tour of Campus

While you're at UofL, take your students on a self-guided tour of campus.

Educator Online Resources

The ultimate catalog of planet, mission,
technology, and science data from five decades of discoveries in the Solar System.

A comprehensive collection of planet data and imagery can be found at: