Saturday - Sunday at 1:00 P.M. & 3:00 P.M.
Tuesday - Friday at 1:00 P.M. during EVSC Summer Break
Admission to the Koch Planetarium is FREE to Museum Members with the presentation of a valid Membership card. Admission for Non-Members is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 3-12. Be sure to allow sufficient time to purchase your ticket prior to show time, SORRY, NO LATE ADMISSION.
Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
January 5 - May 26, 2013
Presented in partnership with F. BIRK FISCHER
For nearly a quarter of a century the Hubble Space Telescope has pointed its unblinking eye at tens of thousands of objects in the Universe. Hubble will bring to life its unparalleled views of planets, galaxies, stars, nebulae, and more.
Because it is equipped with instruments that “see” in ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light, the Hubble Space Telescope is able to capture views that were unimaginable to astronomers of generations past. It has made hundreds of thousands of observations, both of faraway objects and of our closest neighbors in space, the planets of our Solar System. With the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have been able to monitor the weather on Mars, watch as a comet fragmented and bombarded Jupiter’s atmosphere, and peer at galaxies that are at the far edge of space.
Hubble has remained in orbit around Earth capturing views inaccessible to Earth-based instruments since 1990. It has observed the pulsar at the heart of the Crab Nebula, the unstable but beautiful supergiant star Eta Carinae, and eyed a star nursery located within the Great Nebula below Orion’s belt. The Telescope has been able to look at many different sites of star birth and death within our galaxy and outer nearby galaxies capturing breathtaking, sometimes iconic images.
This program will take visitors on a journey through space, highlighting amazing images and exciting new discoveries. Hubble Vision was created by Loch Ness Productions.
The Sky Tonight
Saturday & Sunday at 3:00 P.M.
Presented in partnership with the JANE BROWNE PETERSEN FUND
What constellations are visible tonight? Where do I look to find the planets? Every weekend the Koch Planetarium offers a live planetarium presentation that details what is visible in the evening sky. From constellations to planets a member of the Science Staff will show you how you can find celestial objects from your very own backyard! THE SKY TONIGHT presentation details “what’s up” in Evansville skies. The live constellation show is presented each Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.