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New Show Debuts at Golden Pond Planetarium

February 26, 2019 | Friends of LBL Press Release

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes (LBL) is excited to announce a new program coming to the Planetarium in the Golden Pond Visitor Center this spring. The program, entitled Explore, is an odyssey to the planet Mars, seen through a lens of human history and scientific development and will be part of the Planetarium's daily program schedule beginning March 1. Three years in the making, the show skillfully illustrates ancient astronomy and the motions of celestial objects that fascinated Johannes Kepler.

Purchase of the program was made possible through grants from Rotary International District 6710 of western Kentucky. The four area Rotary Clubs that participated in this grant project include the Rotary Club of Paducah, the Rotary Club of Cadiz, the Rotary Club of Hopkinsville and the Rotary Club of Mayfield.

William Futrell, planetarium manager for the Friends of Land Between the Lakes, said “The Golden Pond Planetarium offers seven shows daily. The new spring show schedule begins on March 1. We are proud to add Explore, and grateful to the grant from local Rotary Clubs which made it possible for us to have it." More information and the full schedule of planetarium shows can be found at:

The Golden Pond Planetarium offers a variety of educational and entertaining shows about the wonders of space and earth science to close to 30,000 visitors each year, many of which are school children.

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