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Local News
4:28 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Rauch Planetarium to Unveil New Projection System

Rauch Planetarium

The University of Louisville’s Rauch Planetarium will reopen this Saturday with an upgraded projection system.

The planetarium has been closed for a month to allow for the installation of the $215,000 digital system.

Director Tom Tretter says audiences will now get a 360-degree visual experience when watching shows under the planetarium’s 55-foot dome.

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Science
4:02 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak This Weekend

Photographer Jeff Berkes caught this Perseid meteor over Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, on July 30, 2011. From space.com.

The peak viewing period for the annual Perseid meteor shower occurs this weekend.    Dozens of meteors may be visible to the naked eye at certain times.    They're the result of Earth passing through a debris field from the Swift-Tuttle comet.

Eastern Kentucky University physics professor Marco Ciocca says it’s not the only time meteors and other space material make their mark over Kentucky.