Hubble Rumble in the Hood is a Nov. 20 collaboration between Lilly’s Bistro and the University of Louisville’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium where a percent of all lunch and dinner sales at Lilly’s go toward bringing the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium to Bloom Elementary. The date is the 125th  anniversary of Edwin Hubble’s birth.

Diners can choose specialty cocktails like  the Cosmic Cosmopolitan, the Guiness Black Hole and Hubble’s Bubbles or culinary treats such as Lilly’s Crescent Moon Caramelized Onion Tart and Hanger Steak with Jedi Sauce and Death Star Gnocchi.

“Our imagination really started to run wild,” said Lilly’s owner and chef Kathy Cary. “This will be a fun event and it’s gratifying to know we’re doing something to help a school in our own neighborhood.”

Hours for Hubble Rumble in the Hood will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner. Lilly’s is at 1147 Bardstown Road. Reservations can be made by calling 502-451-0447 but are not required.

Patrons of Lilly’s during the dinner hours can look through telescopes set up on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. The telescopes and viewing tips are offered by the Louisville Astronomical Society.

Organizers hope to raise $750 to bring the portable planetarium to Bloom Elementary for a science education program and the school’s family night on Jan. 15, 2015. The planetarium’s regular two-event rate is $1,000.

Educators will be on hand during the event’s peak dinner hours to talk about Hubble’s contributions to science. The famed astronomer lived on Everett Avenue in the Cherokee Triangle area, taught at New Albany High School in 1913-14 and is the namesake for the Hubble Space Telescope.

For more information contact Paula McGuffey at 502-852-5855.

Cindy Hess
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