The Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory, located at the Visitor's Center, is one of those really unique things that you just have to see while exploring LBL. During the normal operating season (March through December) the planetarium features daily programs at a minimal fee. You can learn about the skies over Kentucky or get up-close and personal with the Milky Way.
The Land Between the Lakes is a perfect place for star-gazing. Since the 170,000 acre (over 250 square miles) of land is undeveloped and uninhabited, the skies and horizons are dark from just about any point within LBL (the closer to the lakes, the closer to the lights of "civilization"). The skies over LBL are great for watching the stars or meteor showers on a clear, moonless night.
Several star-gazing events take place at or near the Visitor's Center during the summer months when weather permits. For more information, contact LBL at 1-800-LBL-7077.