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The ISU Planetarium Presents: From Earth to the Universe New Year’s Eve!

Monday, December 31st 2018
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Description

Are you looking for an exciting, family-friendly activity on New Year’s Eve?  Then consider the Illinois State University Planetarium!  We are offering fun-packed, full-dome planetarium shows throughout the evening in celebration of New Years.

The Planetarium will present “Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight” at 6 PM and 7:30 PM, on December 31.  “From Earth to the Universe” will follow at 9 PM.  All shows are free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.

“From Earth to the Universe” takes you on a journey of celestial discovery.  Explore the world of ancient Greek astronomy and see today’s largest telescopes.  Then experience the ferocity of the scorching Sun and visit the worlds our Solar System. Afterward, travel to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars.  Finally, venture beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of the Universe.

After each program we will take a quick look at NASA’s New Horizons space probe’s exciting encounter with Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule, on New Year’s Day.  Free NASA New Horizons handouts will be available while supplies last.

These special New Year’s Eve programs are free and open to the public.  Doors open starting 20-30 minutes before each show.  Seating is limited and first-come first-serve.

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 is available a short distance from the ISU Planetarium in University parking lot F-67, located on the east side of School Street.

For more information, please call the ISU Physics Department at (309) 438-8756 or visit our web site by Googling Illinois State University Planetarium.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Illinois State University Planetarium
(309) 438-5007


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