The Arnim D. Hummel Planetarium, located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, is open each week for School Programs and Special Events. You can contact us directly by calling (859) 622-1547 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday. You can also send an email to one of our staff.
***The Hummel Planetarium along with Eastern Kentucky University will be closed Monday, March 10, 2014 through Friday, March 14, 2014 in observance of the campus Spring Break. Offices will re-open on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 8am. If you are a school or group that needs to make a reservation, please use the "Contact Us" form on this website or call 859-622-1547 and leave a message. All inquiries will be answered first thing Monday morning.
UPDATE (January 17, 2014):
The Hummel Planetarium is still closed to the public for updates and renovations. We do not have an anticipated date when our facility will be re-open to the public. This website as well as our Facebook page will update as soon as we know when that will happen. We are still reserving for groups (weekdays only, 8am to 1pm) and doing school shows during the same times. Please continue to monitor our sites as they have the most up to date information.
UPDATE (November 2013):
The Hummel Planetarium renovations are still ongoing. We are adding extra seating and the new capactity will be around 196. We will have the shows re-opened to the public as soon as possible. Schools may continue to reserve for the rest of 2013 and into 2014.
UPDATE (September 2013):
We have added a new show for the younger ages called One World One Sky (Big Birds Adventure). Show information can be found under the school shows.
UPDATE (March 2013):
Our new school shows have been selected and added to the website. There are show descriptions and links to each trailer included.
UPDATE (January 2013):
The Hummel Planetarium is currently closed for public shows due to system upgrades. Please continue to check the website or call us for updates. We will update the website as progress is made. We are still reserving dates and showings for our school programs.