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.

Give to the Planetarium

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. Register for public shows here: 

Public Show Registration


Suggested Donation: $5/person

Thursday Noon Shows

We have public planetarium shows on one of the last Thursday 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 Thursday shows. 

  • 8/29/2019 Secret Lives of Stars
  • 9/26/2019 IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System
  • 10/31/2019 Halloween Sky, Monsters of the Cosmos
  • 11/21/2019 Flight Adventures

 

Astro Otters Jr. Shows

We have a show series on Mondays at 3:15 for early elementary students. It's called "Astro Otters Jr." and in it we will follow young otters as they visit the beach to learn about astronomy. 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 30 minutes long and will also include a short tour of the night sky. Doors open at 3:00 p.m.

  • 8/26/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Sun
  • 9/9/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Earth
  • 9/16/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Solar System
  • 9/23/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Stars
  • 9/30/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Constellations
  • 10/7/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Humans and Space
 
  • 10/14/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Sun
  • 10/21/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Moon
  • 10/28/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Earth
  • 11/4/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Solar System
  • 11/11/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Stars
  • 11/18/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Constellations
  • 11/25/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Humans and Space
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/lower elementary show at 6:00 p.m. Fridays.
Reserve your seat online. New reservations will be released roughly every 10 days.  

Public Show Reservations

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

  • 8/23/2019 Europe to the Stars
  • 8/30/2019 Back to the Moon / Moonwalk One
  • 9/6/2019 Hot and Energetic Universe
  • 9/13/2019 Einstein's Gravity Playlist
  • 9/20/2019 Wonders of the Universe
  • 9/27/2019 Sunstruck
  • 10/4/2019 Mayan Archeoastronomy
  • 10/11/2019 Seven Wonders
  • 10/18/2019 Phantom of the Universe
  • 10/25/2019 Cosmic Origins Spectrograph
  • 11/1/2019 Solar Quest / Incredible Sun
  • 11/8/2019 Experience the Aurora
  • 11/15/2019 New Horizons
  • 11/22/2019 Cosmic Castaways
  • 12/6/2019 Dark Matter Mystery
  • 12/13/2019 Secret Lives of Stars

6:00 Friday Shows

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

  • 8/23/2019 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 8/30/2019 Clockwork Skies / Space Shapes / Sizing up Space
  • 9/6/2019 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 9/13/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Sun
  • 9/20/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Moon
  • 9/27/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Earth
  • 10/4/2019 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 10/11/2019 Clockwork Skies / Space Shapes / Sizing up Space
  • 10/18/2019 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 10/25/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Solar System
  • 11/1/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Stars
  • 11/8/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Humans and Space
  • 11/15/2019 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 11/22/2019 Clockwork Skies / Space Shapes / Sizing up Space
  • 12/6/2019 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
  • 12/13/2019 Astro Otters Jr: Constellations

 

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