Video Credit: Space Telescope Science Institute
Constellations, Planets and Meteors
This month, the Perseid meteor shower will put on a show in the early morning hours of August 13. Watch this short video to learn more about the shower and August stars. You should also visit the planetarium on Monday and Wednesday nights to see the shower and stars on our dome.
Summer Stargazing runs as part of our Evening Showings on Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. During the presentation, we will see the stars and planets visible in that night’s sky. You will learn to find your way around the night sky using the stars as your guide. We will look at the Perseid meteor shower and search for “deep-sky” objects only visible through binoculars and telescopes.
We hope to see you there, and remember “heads up!”
Our Planetarium has forty-two, theater-style seats for a comfortable viewing experience. Its digital, star projector creates an immersive portal on our universe. With it, we can show you, your family or your students more than just the stars. We can travel to the planets, back in time and beneath the ocean's surface.
Located just 20 miles west of New Orleans, Louisiana on US 90, the Planetarium is attached to the West Regional branch of the St. Charles Parish Library at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling.
We proudly offer FREE public shows every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Call (985)785-8471 to schedule a private group showing or for current public showings.
Mondays and Wednesdays
at 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m.
All public shows are free,
but seating is limited.
So, come early!
Doors open 15 minutes
before showtime and are closed once the show begins.
Click here for our current
public show offerings.
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