The Appold Planetarium is closed for the summer semester. In September a fresh show will be ready to take off! If you would like to request a particular show or topic, please leave us a message.

Upcoming Shows

Coming in September

BLACK HOLES: The Other Side of Infinity

black holes

Mysterious and exotic, Black Holes are places where time and space are warped to the extreme. Nothing –not even light- can escape. Time stands still. Journey into the heart of a super-massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

This cutting-edge production is narrated by Liam Neeson.

Admission Prices

$5 for adults
$4 for children 12 and under and members of the Lourdes community.

Reservations are recommended.

Please call 419-517-8897 or email

The planetarium offers shows open to the public throughout the academic year on select Saturday nights.

The Appold Planetarium and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra announce a new collaboration that brings music to the planetarium experience. Prior to each show, guests can now enjoy the sounds of the symphony! The 30-minute recording offers a grand selection of music sure to delight audiences as they prepare to travel through the solar system and view starfields, planets and other celestial phenomenon.

Directions to Lourdes

  • From US-23 take Exit #234 – the first (or last) exit in Ohio – (Rt.51/184 east-Sylvania)
  • Turn left (west) onto Monroe Street and continue .6 miles to Main Street (Key Bank is on the right)
  • Turn left (south) onto Main Street and continue on Main for .5 miles to Convent Boulevard
  • Turn right (west) onto Convent Boulevard and continue for .3 miles
  • Turn right at the Lourdes University driveway – 6832 Convent Boulevard.

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