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Planetarium

Location:
Planetarium 101 S. School Street
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-5007
Website:
http://phy.ilstu.edu/~trw/planet.html

The Illinois State Planetarium seats approximately 110 visitors. The planetarium offers great shows at very low prices.

More than 250,000 visitors have enjoyed the planetarium since it opened in 1964. The planetarium has a yearly audience of around 15,000 visitors.

Upcoming Events

April 2019

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Friday, April 26th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, January 25 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 19 – 20. Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today.  Narrated by George Takei, Incoming!explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System and the landmark discoveries scientists have made sending spacecraft to visit…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter

Date:
Saturday, April 27th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Show times are 2:00 PM Saturdays, January 26 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 20. Phantom of the Universe showcases the exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.   Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton narrates this incredible journey. Experience the first hints of dark matter through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term the name.  Explore…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Saturday, April 27th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, January 25 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 19 – 20. Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today.  Narrated by George Takei, Incoming!explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System and the landmark discoveries scientists have made sending spacecraft to visit…

May 2019

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Friday, May 3rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, January 25 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 19 – 20. Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today.  Narrated by George Takei, Incoming!explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System and the landmark discoveries scientists have made sending spacecraft to visit…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter

Date:
Saturday, May 4th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Show times are 2:00 PM Saturdays, January 26 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 20. Phantom of the Universe showcases the exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.   Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton narrates this incredible journey. Experience the first hints of dark matter through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term the name.  Explore…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Saturday, May 4th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, January 25 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 19 – 20. Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today.  Narrated by George Takei, Incoming!explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System and the landmark discoveries scientists have made sending spacecraft to visit…

See the stars at the Illinois State Planetarium

Date:
Saturday, May 18th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

See the stars in the middle of the day at this Redbird event at the planetarium.