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The ISU Planetarium Presents: Kambui Olujimi’s Skywriters

Wednesday, February 19th 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

The Illinois State University Planetarium and University Galleries are pleased to offer Kambui Olujimi’s “Skywriters.” The work premiers in the ISU Planetarium on February 1 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM.

“Skywriters” then runs Saturdays at 2 PM through February 15.  Weekday screenings include Thursday, February 6 at 9:30 AM; Tuesday, February 11 at 11 AM; and Wednesday, February 19 at 9:30 AM.  Complementing this, Kambui’s artwork can be seen at the University Galleries through February 19.

“Olujimi creates his figural imagery by stitching together an encyclopedic range of film clips – earth, sky, street scenes, and microscopic views of natural and manmade materials…  The work highlight connections between contemporary art and astronomy, mythology, creative writing, and new technologies.”  — Newark Museum press release, 2018.

“Skywriters” was designed as a full-dome planetarium program, commissioned by the Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium at the Newark Museum, in Newark, New Jersey.

Admission to this series of special programs is free.  Planetarium seating is limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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.

The University Galleries of Illinois State University is located at 11 Uptown Circle, Suite 103, in Normal.

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.  Inexpensive parking for the weekday programs is available in the ISU visitor lot, located on West Locus Street.

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


Image: Kambui Olujimi, T-Minus Ø, 2017. Installation of 13 mounted flags. Digital print on cotton with aluminum pole, artist-made finial, zinc pole mount. Courtesy of the artist.

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


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