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What's Happening in LBL

Land Between The Lakes features events throughout the year, especially during the spring, summer and fall seasons. During the winter months, LBL has eagle viewing tours, both on land and water, which are quite popular among wildlife-viewing enthusiasts.

EXPLORE

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Sep 1, 2020 thru Nov 30, 2020 - Various Times

Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, the lavish 2017 full dome production from Creative Planet. It's the story of humanity's fascination with the stars - from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Today's explorers depend on Kepler's genius for their work in space. Showtimes are Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.; Mondays and Fridays at 2pm.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Sep 1, 2020 thru Nov 30, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. Daily

In this daytime laser offering, we get two stories associated with the constellations. These are classical Greek stories hundreds of years old. Perhaps you have heard versions of the same stories. The first story is the legend of Perseus and Andromeda, which takes a lighthearted and imaginative look at the myths associated with these prominent constellations. Narrated by Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, the show brings to life the mythological figures of Perseus, Andromeda and a host of other characters in an action-packed epic story of heroism, romance and of course Astronomy. The second story looks at the myths associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. The show brings the mythological Orion to life in a fun-filled, animated adventure. Accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, we follow Orion's adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. By the end of the story, we learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the sky, forever turning overhead throughout the seasons. This is not a traditional planetarium show. It is a bright and colorful laser light show produced in the spirit of a cartoon. We do also have this show available as a traditional planetarium show, which is a full-dome animated version of the same show. Admission fees apply. Showtimes are daily at 10:00 a.m. For details, call (270) 924-2233.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

From Earth to the Universe

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Sep 1, 2020 thru Nov 30, 2020 - Various Times

Please come and enjoy the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the world's largest telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe. Showtimes are Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at noon; Mondays and Fridays at 4pm. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Habitat Earth

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Sep 1, 2020 thru Nov 30, 2020 - Various Times

Living networks connect and support lifeforms big and small-from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. In the California Academy of Sciences' latest original planetarium show, Habitat Earth, discover what it means to live in today's connected world. Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean's surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel to see how Earth's tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks. Admission fees apply. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Showtimes are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:00 p.m.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Firefall

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Sep 1, 2020 thru Nov 30, 2020 - Various Times

Some of this debris collides with the Earth daily and is harmless. Some of the other objects may also collide with us, but we surely hope not. But we know it has happened before as you will learn in the show. Dedicated nightly searches are carried out around the globe using the most sophisticated instruments and computer software to detect Near Earth Objects (NEOs). A collision with a large comet or asteroid has the potential to destroy an entire civilization and change the course of history. Just ask the dinosaurs. Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 11am; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm; Mondays and Fridays at noon.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Earth, Moon & Sun

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Sep 1, 2020 thru Nov 30, 2020 - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

The entire family will enjoy discovering the secrets about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about how these three celestial objects interact. Laugh out loud as Coyote attempts to explain how the moon and sun always appear to astound us with their celestial antics. Showtimes are Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11:00 a.m and Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Back to the Moon for Good

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Sep 1, 2020 thru Nov 30, 2020 - Mondays and Fridays at Noon

Your family will enjoy this full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete for 30 million dollars in prize money offered by Google to see who will be the first private organization to land a rover on the moon in 2018. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Wednesdays at 4pm.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Two Small Pieces of Glass

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Sep 1, 2020 thru Nov 30, 2020 - Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

This show is one that we have brought back to our line-up again many times... because our visitors love it. It may even be somewhat of a classic here at Golden Pond. Two junior high students attend an evening star party where they get to view planets through a massive Newtonian reflector telescope. In the process they learn all about the history and the development of the telescope, as well as all the things humanity has gleaned since Galileo first turned his spyglass to the heavens. As you know, this must be a lot of information. We have come a long way in our understanding of the cosmos since 1611 when the telescope was invented. If you have been thinking about getting a telescope, then you really should visit us and enjoy Two Small Pieces of Glass. Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233