Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium (EKSC) will host The Hubble Traveling exhibit from NASA beginning in March through May of 2019.
The Hubble exhibit was hosted by the EKSC from January through August of 2018 and had more than 10,000 visitors explore the Hubble exhibit. The Hubble Traveling Exhibit is a 2,200 square-foot exhibit that immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission and introduces the James Webb Space Telescope.
The exhibit features a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope and exhibit viewers will learn of the various instruments aboard the telescope and the role that each of them plays in providing exciting new images and discoveries. Observers will also get a glimpse into the various hurdles the Hubble has faced in its career and the role that astronauts have played in repairing and servicing the satellite. The exhibit contains images and data taken by Hubble of planets, galaxies, regions around black holes and many other fascinating cosmic entities that have captivated the minds of scientists for centuries.
You can visit the EKSC Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. each Saturday. The center offers school and group tours and a variety of special classroom programs for schools and students.
Admission is $6 for adults $4 for children; and free for children under four. Admission includes the exhibit and planetarium shows. For more information, call (606) 889-8260.