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What happens at Hummel Planetarium?

The Arnim D. Hummel Planetarium is an institution that provides both formal and informal science education. Most programs involve the study of astronomy and physical sciences. During a program, you will most likely view a pre-recorded show or mixed-media presentation as well as a Live Star Talk that uses the digital projection system to explore our universe, all of which would be facilitated by our Educator or Engineer.

Who can participate?

Hummel Planetarium is available for use by academic classes at EKU and Model Lab School. The Planetarium is also open to the public. Guests are also able to reserve a private show with a group of ten or more.

When are programs held?

Public programs are scheduled at select times Monday through Saturday. You can find the current public show schedule and pricing information HERE. Reservations are welcomed Monday through Friday from 8:00-4:30. Additional fees may apply to evening and Saturday reservations.

 How can I find out about programs or make reservations?

Details about shows and programs can be found HERE. Are you thinking of bringing a large group to Hummel Planetarium? You can contact us directly by calling (859) 622-1547 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  For inquiries outside those hours, try the Contact Us link or Group reservation Request Form.

Where is Hummel Planetarium located?

The Planetarium has been located on south side of Eastern Kentucky University’s campus since November of 1988. Be sure to plan ahead when traveling to the Planetarium, for it is NOT located at 521 Lancaster Avenue. You can find directions to Hummel HERE.

Hummel Planetarium hasn’t always been what it is today. To learn more about how the Planetarium has changed and grown over the years, check out this PAGE! Remember to visit our Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram pages for up to date information and reminders. 

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