Planetarium at UofL to show final journey of space shuttle


    IMPORTANT UPDATE: Once again, plans for a Discovery launch celebration at UofL’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium have been changed. The event will not take place Nov. 3. The event is now scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. NASA has announced that the lift off time for Nov. 4 is 3:29 p.m. The event is free. Given the tentative nature of the launch schedule, anyone planning to attend should check NASA’s website at or call UofL’s Cindy Hess at 502-852-1105 for updates.

    This news release was updated on Nov. 3 at 9 a.m.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will offer a free, public viewing of the final launch of NASA’s space shuttle Discovery.

    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.