astronomy http://wfpl.org en Rauch Planetarium to Unveil New Projection System http://wfpl.org/post/rauch-planetarium-unveil-new-projection-system-0 <p>The University of Louisville’s <a href="https://louisville.edu/planetarium">Rauch Planetarium </a>will reopen this Saturday with an upgraded projection system.</p><p>The planetarium has been closed for a month to allow for the installation of the $215,000 digital system.</p><p>Director Tom Tretter says audiences will now get a 360-degree visual experience when watching shows under the planetarium’s 55-foot dome.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:28:33 +0000 Rick Howlett 5910 at http://wfpl.org Rauch Planetarium to Unveil New Projection System Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak This Weekend http://wfpl.org/post/perseid-meteor-shower-peak-weekend <p>The peak viewing period for the annual Perseid meteor shower occurs this weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dozens of meteors may be visible to the naked eye at certain times.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; They&#39;re the result of Earth passing through a debris field from the Swift-Tuttle comet.</p><p>Eastern Kentucky University physics professor Marco Ciocca says it&rsquo;s not the only time meteors and other space material make their mark over Kentucky.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:02:51 +0000 Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio and Rick Howlett 1270 at http://wfpl.org Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak This Weekend