Can you help us reach for the stars? 

The projector at Haile Planetarium will soon be in need of replacement. Programs are tentative and may need to be canceled if the projector breaks, until enough money is raised for new equipment.  
Your donation, no matter the size, can have a direct impact on Haile Planetarium continuing to be a free resource for our community. Thank you for your support.

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Thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

If Northern Kentucky University is closed due to inclement weather, all shows at Haile Planetarium are canceled for that date. 

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Matinee Shows

These shows are free and open to the public and suitable for general audiences. Seating is first come, first served. No reservations will be accepted.
Suggested Donation: $5

Monday Noon Shows

We have public planetarium shows on the last Monday of every month at noon. These last 45 minutes and include a fulldome planetarium show and a short tour of the night sky. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. for Monday shows. 

  • 1/28/2019 Astrophotographer of the Year
  • 2/25/2019 Flight Adventures
  • 3/25/2019 Phantom of the Universe
  • 4/29/2019 Seven Wonders

 

Astro Otters Jr. Shows

We have a new show series on Wednesday mornings at 10:15 for preschool and elementary kids. It's called "Astro Otters Jr." and in it we will follow young otters as they visit the beach to learn about astronomy. This is an 8 part series. Each week we will watch fulldome videos to learn a different topic in astronomy with the otters. We will be doing the entire series twice throughout the semester. Each show will be 45 minutes long and will also include a tour of the night sky. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

  • 1/16/2019 Sun 
  • 1/23/2019 Moon
  • 1/30/2019 Earth
  • 2/6/2019 Constellations
  • 2/13/2019 Solar System
  • 2/20/2019 Telescopes, Small Solar System Objects
  • 2/27/2019 Stars Part 1
  • 3/6/2019 History of Astronomy, Stars Part 2
  • 3/20/2019 Sun
  • 3/27/2019 Moon
  • 4/3/2019 Earth
  • 4/10/2019 Constellations
  • 4/17/2019 Solar System
  • 4/24/2019 Telescopes, Small Solar System Objects
  • 5/1/2019 Stars Part 1
  • 5/8/2019 History of Astronomy, Stars Part 2

 

Friday Night Shows

On Friday nights we have free public shows that are an hour long. The 7:30 p.m. show has a range of ages for the targeted audience. We also have a preschool show at 6:00 p.m. Fridays.
Seating is first come, first served. No reservations will be accepted.

The doors open 30 minutes before the show. These shows include a tour of the night sky (constellations) and a full dome show (listed below). These shows are free and open to the public.

Suggested Donation: $5/person

7:30 Friday Shows

  • 1/18/2019 Experience the Aurora
  • 1/25/2019 Hot and Energetic Universe
  • 2/1/2019 The Incredible Sun, Solar Quest
  • 2/8/2019 Seven Wonders
  • 2/15/2019 Gravity assists, Newton's Laws, Kepler's Laws
  • 2/22/2019 Dark Matter Mystery
  • 3/1/2019 Einstein's Gravity Playlist
  • 3/8/2019 From Earth to the Universe
  • 3/15/2019 Back to the Moon
  • 3/22/2019 Secret Lives of Stars
  • 3/29/2019 Two Small Pieces of Glass, Fixing Hubble
  • 4/5/2019 IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System
  • 4/12/2019 Cosmic Castaways, Galaxies
  • 4/19/2019 Wonders of the Universe
  • 4/26/2019 Cosmic Origins Spectrograph
  • 5/3/2019 Sunstruck, Eclipse simulations
  • 5/10/2019 Phantom of the Universe
  • 5/17/2019 Seven Wonders
  • 5/24/2019 Flight Adventures
  • 5/31/2019 New Horizons
  • 6/7/2019 Two Small Pieces of Glass, Fixing Hubble
  • 6/14/2019 Experience the Aurora
  • 6/21/2019 Einstein's Gravity Playlist
  • 6/28/2019 Dark Matter Mystery

6:00 Friday Shows

We have a show at 6:00 especially suited for young children (ages 4 through 3rd grade). 

  • 1/18/2019 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 1/25/2019 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 2/1/2019 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 2/8/2019 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 2/15/2019 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 2/22/2019 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 3/1/2019 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 3/8/2019 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 3/15/2019 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 3/22/2019 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 3/29/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Sun
  • 4/5/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Moon
  • 4/12/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Earth
  • 4/19/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Constellations
  • 4/26/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Solar System
  • 5/3/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Telescopes, Small Solar System Bodies
  • 5/10/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Stars Part 1
  • 5/17/2019 Astro Otters Jr: History of Astronomy, Stars Part 2
  • 5/24/2019 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 5/31/2019 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 6/7/2019 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 6/14/2019 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 6/21/2019 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 6/28/2019 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
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