The Golden Pond Planetarium at Land Between The Lakes has a lot in store for the 2016 summer season. Laser and evening planetarium showings, and Star Parties, offer activities after 5pm starting in May, and lasting all summer.
The planetarium dazzles visitors with multi-colored laser light shows synchronized to popular music across the 40-foot dome. Seasoned astronomers guide and educate children and adults. They use telescopes to observe the dark night sky.
Evening Planetarium Shows and Star Parties: Members of the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers host Star Parties, weather permitting. Free telescope viewings follow the 8pm show beginning in June.
- May 28; 6:30pm planetarium show; 8pm Star Party
- June 4 and 18
- July 2 and 16
- Aug 6 and 20
Laser Lights Music Shows: The Planetarium projector beams intense and colorful laser light designs and animations on the dome. Featured artists include Metallica, U2, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Strait, The Beach Boys, Shania Twain, The Beatles, and many more. Doors open 30 minutes before show times.
- 5pm and 6:30pm on Saturday nights beginning Saturday, May 7
- 5:30pm and 7pm on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights beginning Friday, June 3
- 8pm bonus laser shows June 11 and 25; July 9, 23, and 30; August 13 and 27
Enhance your laser lights show experience with special 3D laser viewing glasses available in the gift shop.
Due to safety concerns, doors close after shows begin. Discount and Fun Cards are not accepted for laser shows. For a complete schedule of evening laser shows, visit the Planetarium page on the Land Between the Lake’s Official website.
You can also learn more by calling 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.