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BIG returns to the Appold Planetarium

“How big is the Universe?”

This is a common question that’s not easy to answer. The Lourdes University Appold Planetarium’s answer is BIG , a planetarium show that takes a quirky and imaginative look at the size and scale of our Universe. BIG is an immersive journey to the farthest reaches of the known Universe, as far as we can observe.

Along the way, we visit exotic celestial objects and virtually travel at the speed of light. BIG brings a really big subject down to earth. BIG looks at how we have started to explore the Universe beginning with space probes reaching out to our own Sun and the rest of the Solar System, then telescopes, collecting the light from stars.

If it is difficult for people to conceive the distances to the stars, then how about looking at the time it has taken for the light from these distant objects to reach us? BIG travels through time, back through the hours, years, decades and millennia to the times and places from whence the light that our telescopes are collecting came. As it travels, it visits nebulae, globular clusters, galaxies and black holes.

Admissions prices for Big are $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The family-friendly shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates.

  • Saturdays, January 16, 30; and February 20, 27
  • Fridays, February 19, 26

Reservations are recommended. Please call 419-517-8897 or email

Event date:

Friday February 26, 2016


Community Events, Kids & Family


7:30pm - 9:30pm


Appold Planetarium at Lourdes University
6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH
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