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The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Friday, July 26th 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$2 – $4

Event Description

The newly re-envisioned Illinois State University Planetarium is pleased to offer “Dawn of the Space Age.”  Show times are Wednesdays at 1 PM and Fridays at 7:30 PM running from May 29 through July 26.  There are no shows on June 19.

Relive the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights.  Be immersed and overwhelmed with this historic reconstruction of man’s first steps into space.  Who were these men and women who took part in these death-defying endeavors?  Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore in Dawn of the Space Age.

The re-envisioned Illinois State University Planetarium includes an entirely new layout for the star theater, new seating, updated lighting system, and expanded video and sound capability.  Join us and discover the unimaginable secrets of the Universe!

Admission to the ISU Planetarium is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 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.

Inexpensive parking for the 1 PM Wednesday matinees is available in the ISU visitor lot, located on West Locus Street.  Free parking for the Friday 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