Planetarium fundraiser spotlights the moon


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium at the University of Louisville will celebrate all things lunar at an Oct. 19 fundraiser.

    The Moonshine Mash Bash will be from 6-9 p.m. at the planetarium, 106 W. Brandeis Ave. Tickets are $47 each, which includes admission, food and two drinks. All ages are invited to attend. Tickets are available at

    Attendees will be able to watch the planetarium’s new video exhibit on the moon’s formation and folklore. Guests may also explore the William G. Russell Meteorite Exhibit and the John Gernert Star Ball Exhibit. The Louisville Astronomical Society will have telescopes in the courtyard to view the moon, weather permitting.

    The event also features its own special cocktail made using Jeptha Creed Original Moonshine. The Jeptha Creed craft distillery in Shelby County is owned by UofL alumna Joyce Nethery.

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




    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.