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Land Between The Lakes Events

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Eagle Viewing Van Tour

When:  Jan. 29, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm
Where:  Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail
Contact:  270-924-2020

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

When:  Feb. 4, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm
Where:  Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail
Contact:  270-924-2020

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

Eagle Viewing Van Tour

When:  Feb. 5, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm
Where:  Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail
Contact:  270-924-2020

Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing in Land Between the Lakes! Both our year-round resident eagles and visiting winter "snowbirds" are out looking for fish around the lakes. Join this van tour to discover favorite bays, shorelines, and roosting spots of bald eagles. We'll search for these majestic birds, as they soar through the sky and perch in the trees, and maybe even catch one in action hunting for fish! Our naturalists will help you spot eagles and other wildlife, as well as zoom in with spotting scopes for a closer look.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

Road Less Traveled Van Tour

When:  Feb. 11, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm
Where:  Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail
Contact:  270-924-2020

Let's search for some beautiful and unique Land Between the Lakes hidden treasures. During this van tour, we'll explore the "nooks and crannies" of LBL, discovering wildlife hotspots, scenic vistas, and historic jewels tucked away in the landscape.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

Road Less Traveled Van Tour

When:  Feb. 18, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm
Where:  Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail
Contact:  270-924-2020

Let's search for some beautiful and unique Land Between the Lakes hidden treasures. During this van tour, we'll explore the "nooks and crannies" of LBL, discovering wildlife hotspots, scenic vistas, and historic jewels tucked away in the landscape.

Cost: $15 per person.
Registration and Deposit Required: Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Notes:
Dress for the weather
Bring binoculars
Moderate walking may be required

There are several more Eagle Van Tours scheduled for the 2022-23 season. Check this site for more dates and times.

EXPLORE

When:  Jan. 1, 2023 thru Feb. 28, 2023 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

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. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

Tonight's Sky: Camping Under the Stars

When:  Jan. 1, 2023 thru Feb. 28, 2023 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Many people envision a brilliant rendering of the night sky star field displayed on the domed theater screen whenever they think of a planetarium. All planetariums did tours of the night sky once upon a time. We used analog star instruments and it was the highlight of the programming. As our media moved more towards digital technology, many planetariums began featuring more dynamic offerings using all the new bells and whistles technology afforded. We have also gone in this brave new direction, but we will also always keep one block each day dedicated to a live star show. This is that show, the one where we spend the full 45 minutes touring the sky, highlighting star patterns and planets currently visible in the early evening. We also highlight and discuss locating deep-sky objects, these are those objects of interest which are a little farther from home, things you may want to search for if you have a medium to large size telescope. And of course, all this brought to you via a live presentation with a real person talking to you. This is a live interpretation of the night sky and may not be suitable for younger audiences who might find it challenging to sit quietly through a live presentation. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

From Earth to the Universe

When:  Jan. 1, 2023 thru Feb. 28, 2023 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

This is staff favorite. Very broad in scope, the show begins with some brief history of how we have progressed in our understanding of the universe. In the past one hundred years we have grown exponentially and with the aid of the tech industry we are now able to observe aspects of the universe for the first time. Next, we enjoy a nice trip through the solar system - and beyond. We have lots of enthusiasm for the deep space concepts and many of our visitors and patrons agree. Deep space is infinitely interesting. With stunning visuals and a top-notch narration, it is easy to see why this show quickly became a favorite. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

Firefall

When:  Jan. 1, 2023 thru Feb. 28, 2023 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

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. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.

Earth, Moon & Sun

When:  Jan. 1, 2023 thru Feb. 28, 2023 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center created Earth, Moon & Sun to help children explore the relationship between our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. Children are helped in their exploration by Coyote, a character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Native American stories woven throughout the show illustrate how we have long sought to understand our planet and the skies above us. In this show, Coyote proves to be an amusing guide because he has so many misconceptions about space. Coyote's confusion brings scientific facts to light and helps students think about how Earth, Moon, and Sun work together as a system. Students learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. They examine the Moon's orbit, craters, phases, and eclipses. The show also describes past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.

Traveling With Light

When:  Jan. 1, 2023 thru Feb. 28, 2023 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Traveling with Light presents different scenarios that reveal the complexity of light and its direct influence on our planet. The Sun is the closest star to Earth and generates the energy that provides the light and heat necessary for life. Nevertheless, the Sun is not the only source of natural light. Fire has accompanied the Earth since its inception and has played a very important role in the evolution of the human being, so much so that its discovery by primitive societies changed their way of life. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.

Discover the Stars

When:  Jan. 1, 2023 thru Feb. 28, 2023 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

On a clear, dark night, most of us, at one time or another, have gazed upon the stars and wondered about all those tiny points of light. Many of us are able to identify different patterns and constellations in the stars. But, what are those tiny points of light? This exciting program takes viewers beyond a simple observation of the night sky and delves into the fascinating lives of stars Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

When:  Jan. 1, 2023 thru Feb. 28, 2023 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Children and adults will enjoy this animated laser show where Aesop the owl will lead you on a light-hearted look at the Greek mythology associated with some of the constellations. This includes the stories behind the mighty warrior Perseus; the beautiful princess Andromeda; Cetus, the terrible sea monster, Scorpio the scorpion; and Orion the hunter. A non-laser full-dome version of this show is also available. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

Habitat Earth

When:  Jan. 1, 2023 thru Feb. 28, 2023 - Various Times
Where:  Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr
Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Living networks connect and support life forms large 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 beneath the forest floor 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 a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.