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The ISU Planetarium Presents: Europe to the Stars

Saturday, July 13th 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

The newly re-envisioned Illinois State University Planetarium is pleased to offer “Europe to the Stars,”   as part of the Sugar Creek Arts Festival.

Show times are:
Saturday, July 13 at 12 noon, 2 PM, and 4 PM
Sunday, July 14 at 1 PM and 3 PM
Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.

“Europe to the Stars” takes the viewer on an epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based astronomical observatory in the world, revealing the science, the technology, and the people.

Discover the European Southern Observatory in a story of cosmic curiosity, courage, and perseverance; a story of observing a Universe of deep mysteries and hidden secrets; and a story of designing, building and operating the most powerful ground-based telescopes on the planet.

“Europe to the Stars” focuses on the essential aspects of the Observatory, while offering a broader view of how astronomy is done. From site-testing to locate the best places in the world for observing the sky, to how the massive telescopes are built, and what mysteries of the Universe those telescopes have revealed.

The ISU Planetarium is in the Felmley Hall of Science Annex, at the corner of College Avenue and School Street on the edge of Uptown Normal.  The Planetarium entrance and white dome faces School Street.  Free parking is available in the ISU F-67 Red-tag Faculty lot, north of the Planetarium on 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