LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ghosts, goblins and assorted other creepy, crawly monsters will fill the dome of the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium Friday and Saturday nights in October.

    The planetarium will present “Fright Light,” a slightly spooky and fun program for children, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. The program features laser images to match music such as “Purple People Eater,” “Thriller,” “Monster Mash” and “Frankenstein.”

    Admission is $5 per child up to age 15 and $8 per adult. The planetarium will be closed Friday, Oct. 19.

    The weekend shows will lead up to the planetarium’s first Halloween party Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will feature a costume contest for students up to age 10, trick or treat refreshments and the Halloween laser show. Admission for the event is $6 per child. Parents are free for the party but must pay regular laser show prices to see the show.

    John Drees is a 35-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As vice president, communications and marketing, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing and brand, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.