stars(Photo courtesy WKAA Astronomy Club)GOLDEN POND, Ky. (4/24/14) — Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area and the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers will host National Astronomy Day Saturday, May 10, at the Golden Pond Planetarium, located at the Golden Pond Visitor Center, from 12 - 4 p.m.

Enjoy Free, full-dome, digital, surround sound planetarium shows 10 and 11 a.m., and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. A Star Party will take place at the Observatory after dark, weather permitting.

At various times throughout the day, astronomy club members will explain how you can get started in astronomy. Visitors will learn tips on observing the night sky, buying your first telescope and safely viewing the sun.

“The planetarium offers a variety of shows and provides an exciting way for our visitors to learn more about astronomy,” said Ross Workman, lead planetarium interpreter. “During National Astronomy Day we teach visitors about the planets and how the sun affects earth’s climate and environment. We also open the observatory for people to safely observe the sun through our solar telescope.”

National Astronomy Day promotes and encourages astronomy as a science and hobby. For more information or directions to the Golden Pond Visitor Center, visit www.lbl.org, Friends of Land Between The Lakes at www.friendsoflbl.org, or Western Kentucky Amateur Astronomers at www.wkaa.net.

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, lake access, land management and environmental education for the public to enjoy. We encourage visitors to review the official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures,and more, or call (800) LBL-7077 or (270) 924-2000.

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