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The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Saturday, November 23rd 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$3 – $5

Event Description

The newly re-envisioned Illinois State University Planetarium is pleased to offer “Distant Worlds — Alien Life?”  Show times are Saturdays at 2:00 PM running from September 7 – November 23.  There is no show on September 21 or October 26.

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?

Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

Potentially habitable exoplanets are now being discovered regularly — worlds that are not only very far away, but also strange and unfamiliar. What might life on these worlds look like? What are the chances of encountering intelligent life in the future and how might we detect it?

After each program, we explore highlights found in the current evening sky; including the bright stars, constellations, and planets visible from Central Illinois.

Admission to the ISU Planetarium is $5 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $3.00 for children ages 3-4.  Tickets are available in the Planetarium Gift Shop, next to the Planetarium, beginning 20 minutes before each show.

The ISU Planetarium is located under the white domed roof at the eastern end of Felmley Hall of Science Annex.  Felmley Hall is located on the northeast corner of the ISU campus at the intersection of College Avenue and School Street.

Free parking for the Planetarium’s weekend programs is available a short distance from the ISU Planetarium in the University’s red tag F-67 parking lot, located on the east side of School Street.

For more information or if you need an accommodation to fully participate in this program/event, please contact the ISU Physics Department at (309) 438-8756 or visit our web site by Googling Illinois State University Planetarium. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.



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Illinois State University Planetarium
(309) 438-5007


101 S. School Street
Normal, IL
(309) 438-8756