The free talk begins at 7 p.m. and will be accompanied by a visual tour and is part of a family-friendly 2013 National Astronomy Day celebration at the University of Louisville’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. Tretter is the planetarium’s director.

Guests who stay for the 8 p.m. Skies Over Louisville show in the dome and star gazing at 9 p.m. in the courtyard, weather permitting, will pay $5 (free for planetarium members).

Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a Celestron telescope, valued at $149, to be given away the following week. Other prizes will be given away during the celebration.

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Communications Director Cindy Hess has oversight for day-to-day operations in media relations and covers prestigious scholars, the College of Education and Human Development and Brandeis School of Law. She reports to the Media Relations Director, has a heckuva good resume, and faithfully eats kale for lunch every day. Cindy has more than 25 years of experience in media relations, investor relations, marketing and corporate communications and is the unit’s only employee entrusted to buy tickets for lottery pools.