Join Us June 4 for a Boone Day that will be
Out Of This World!
This Boone Day* we’ll show how space exploration and history intertwine in Kentucky – from Kentucky inventor Thomas Barlow‘s advanced planetary model of the mid-1800s to our role today as a world leader in space development.
The day’s activities include:
- The opening of an exhibit of one of three intact Thomas Barlow orreries (19th century teaching models of the universe). Barlow was a mechanic and inventor who lived in Lexington.
- A lunch talk by Jamie Day, a Barlow expert and professor from Translyvania University, who will tell how the orrery reflects Kentucky’s robust history of contributions to exploration and discovery; and Ben Malphrus, director of Morehead State University’s Space Science Center and former NASA visiting scientist, who will discuss Kentucky’s current role as a world leader in space development, including nanosatellite technologies.
- A curator-led tour of the orrery exhibit.
- Family programming featuring the character Jet from KET’s animated program “Ready Jet Go!”
The lunch talk starts at noon with the gallery tour to follow. KHS members can attend for $30. Admission for other patrons is $40. Registration is required by May 27 to Nina Elmore,firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-564-1792, ext. 4558.
Family Programming Information
Jet will appear from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for kids ages 6-18, and free for kids 5 and under. These prices do not include the luncheon program. They do include all Jet activities, KHS exhibits and our history campus.
*Boone Day is an annual celebration of two dates: June 7, 1769, the day Daniel Boone looked down from a high vantage point, likely in what now is Powell County, and saw the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky for the first time; and June 1, 1792, the day of Kentucky’s statehood.