Appold Planetarium

The planetarium offers shows throughout the academic year on select Saturday nights.  The shows are open to the public and cost $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under and members of the Lourdes community.

Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity

Cross the event horizon and plunge into the center of a Black Hole... It’s the closest you’ll ever get to experiencing the real thing!

On the search for black holes across deep space, you will encounter a range of spectacular cosmic wonders, including a depiction of the beginning of the universe, the Big Bang, endless seas of dust and gas drawn together by gravity to form the first stars, the collision of two galaxies that cross paths in the vastness of space, and a virtual trip into the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity provides a groundbreaking, scientifically accurate perspective on black holes and presents the latest compelling evidence that black holes are real. Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson.

Show Times:
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on April 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10

Admission Prices:
$5 for adults
$4 for children and members of the Lourdes community.

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

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.

Find the Planetarium on campus