Popular Programs Are Back at LBL Planetarium
By WestKyStar Staff
GOLDEN POND, KY - A couple of popular activities at LBL's Golden Pond Planetarium are back by popular demand!
Laser Light Music Shows
The Planetarium will once again feature Laser Light Music Shows throught the summer. Experience Laser Light Music Shows Tuesdays and Fridays at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm, and Saturdays at 8:00 pm on August 11 & 25. All seats are $6.
Shows contain laser lights synchronized to popular music ranging from country to pop. Featured artists include U2, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Strait, The Beach Boys, Shania Twain, The Beatles, and many more. A laser projector will fill the 40-foot dome Planetarium with laser lights while bringing some of your favorite music to life.
Group discounts are available. Seating is limited and doors open 30 minutes before show times, so please be on time. Reservations may be made for the Saturday evening shows only by calling 270-924-2154. For a complete schedule and more detailed information, visit www.lbl.org.
Summer Nights Program
Experience Summer Nights planetarium and astronomy programs presented by the Land Between The Lakes Association at the Planetarium, located at the Golden Pond Visitor Center. The planetarium is open seven days a week through December.
Summer Nights begins with a stunning planetarium theater presentation starting at 8:00 pm in the 40-foot dome planetarium with a brand new Mediaglobe digital projector. Then enjoy a live viewing of the night sky (weather permitting) through a 16 inch, fork mounted, Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at the Golden Pond Observatory, where you will experience some of the darkest skies in the area. Members of the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers club help guide visitors through the night sky.
WKAA member, David Paessler, invites the public to come out and enjoy Summer Nights. “We welcome everyone from beginners to experts; we want to give people the opportunity to see the moon, stars, planets, nebula, and other celestial objects in the clear night sky above LBL. In addition to pointing out objects through the observatory, our members will also provide additional telescopes for sky viewing.”
This summer WKAA will also be hosting in depth astronomy programs at LBL. Summer Nights will be presented on Saturday nights as follows:
August 4 8 pm Earth, Moon, & Sun
August 18 8 pm Skies Above
September 1 8 pm Two Small Pieces of Glass
Planetarium shows begin at 8:00 pm sharp; doors open at 7:30 pm. No tickets will be sold after the show begins. Admission: $5 adults, $2 children 5-12, and free ages 4 and under. (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 and environmental education for the public to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to review LBL’s official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, and temporary trail and road closures. Additional LBL information can be found on the website or by calling 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.