The next public show at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium will be “When the Universe Was Young,” playing from Feb. 23 through April 9. Hardin Planetarium provides free shows to the public Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.; no tickets, no reservations.

“When the Universe Was Young” explores how we understand what the universe was like when it was young. As the fuller description reads,

We are the first generation of humans to know what our universe was like at the very beginning. Less than 100 years ago people thought that our galaxy was all there was and that it had never, ever changed. We have since come to realize, whether we like it or not, that our galaxy is just one of at least hundreds of billions of galaxies in a universe that has been changing constantly since it began almost 14 billion years ago.

The show is suitable for all ages, and runs for 60 minutes, with time for questions at the end. The show will begin on time, and no late entrance will be permitted.

Show times/dates:

Sunday, Feb. 23 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 1 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 3 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 5 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 8 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 12 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 15 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 19 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 22 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 24 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 26 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 29 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 2 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 5 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 7 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 9 7 p.m.

Note: Hardin Planetarium will be closed on Easter, April 12.

Contact: Hardin Planetarium, (270) 745-4044 or

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