Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

National Astronomy Day at Golden Pond Planetarium

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.

Follow us on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl or @LandBtwnLakes.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Land Between The Lakes

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14

SurfKY TV

2/6/2014 - posted

Stock Report

button coupons
1 DOW 17,810.06
+91.06 (0.51%)    
2 S&P 2,063.50
+10.75 (0.52%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,712.97
+11.10 (0.24%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
2/6/2014 - posted
button classifieds

In Other News...

Brescia University Adds to List of Distinctions in 2014

OWENSBORO, Ky. (11/20/14) — Brescia University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2014-2015 school… Read More

TVA Supports 'Girls in Engineering and Technology' Program

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/19/14) — Madisonville Community College is pleased to announce that Tennessee Valley Authority… Read More
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week

November 18, 2014 4974

Couple Charged for Concealing Food in Infant Car…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 17, 2014 4504

Police Charge Woman for Drug Possession After…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 21, 2014 3503

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 15, 2014 3232

Faces & Stories: Hopkins County Tornado

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
November 17, 2014 3073

Bremen Woman Ejected From Vehicle During Kentucky…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S.C. Recke
November 19, 2014 2970

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision on South…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
November 15, 2014 2883

18-Year-Old Injured When Pickup Strikes Railroad…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Patrolman Falon Graham
November 15, 2014 2788

PSC Approves Energy Efficiency Programs for…

in General News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 19, 2014 2723

Two Killed When Vehicle Becomes Airborne, Strikes…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Daviess County Sheriff's Office
November 18, 2014 2378

Area Talent to Film Music Video at Merle Travis…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

November 21, 2014 3503

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 20, 2014 1797

Man on Bicycle Struck by Vehicle on South Main

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Jeff Miller
November 21, 2014 1757

Crashing Dump Trucks in Work Zone Cause Pennyrile…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
November 20, 2014 1748

Local Church Prepares for 'Return to Bethlehem'

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
November 20, 2014 1625

Commercial Truck Accident Closes Northbound Lanes…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Chris Rogers
November 20, 2014 1467

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 20, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 20, 2014 1423

Man Accused of Kicking in Resident's Door,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Patrolman Russell Nichols
November 20, 2014 1344

Christmas Parades Set for Central City and…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
November 20, 2014 1317

Muhlenberg County Educator Selected for Induction…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by WKU News
November 20, 2014 1024

Evansville Man Charged with Forged Prescription…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Patrolman Russell Nichols

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss