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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

October 2018

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Life: A Cosmic Story

Date:
Friday, October 19th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Illinois State University Planetarium is excited to offer “Life: A Cosmic Story,” narrated by Academy Award winning actor Jodie Foster. “Life”runs weekends from September 7 - November 10.  Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. There are no presentations during ISU’s Family Weekend, October 26-27. “Life: A Cosmic Story”tells the 14-billion-year saga of how we came to be.  It’s a journey that begins with a microscopic view inside a plant cell and ends by exploring the vast universe with…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Seeing! A Photon’s Journey Across Space, Time, and Mind

Date:
Saturday, October 20th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The ISU Planetarium is also pleased to offer, “Seeing! A Photon's Journey Across Space, Time and Mind,”narrated by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.  The program runs weekends from September 8 - November 10.  Show times are Saturdays at 2:00 PM.  “Seeing”will be offered at special times during ISU’s Family Weekend, October 26-27. This fascinating planetarium show is based on the PBS documentary "Sight – The Story of Vision."  “Seeing!”explores the science, technology, and medicine allowing us to understand how sight works,…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Life: A Cosmic Story

Date:
Saturday, October 20th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Illinois State University Planetarium is excited to offer “Life: A Cosmic Story,” narrated by Academy Award winning actor Jodie Foster. “Life”runs weekends from September 7 - November 10.  Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. There are no presentations during ISU’s Family Weekend, October 26-27. “Life: A Cosmic Story”tells the 14-billion-year saga of how we came to be.  It’s a journey that begins with a microscopic view inside a plant cell and ends by exploring the vast universe with…

November 2018

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Life: A Cosmic Story

Date:
Friday, November 2nd
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Illinois State University Planetarium is excited to offer “Life: A Cosmic Story,” narrated by Academy Award winning actor Jodie Foster. “Life”runs weekends from September 7 - November 10.  Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. There are no presentations during ISU’s Family Weekend, October 26-27. “Life: A Cosmic Story”tells the 14-billion-year saga of how we came to be.  It’s a journey that begins with a microscopic view inside a plant cell and ends by exploring the vast universe with…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Seeing! A Photon’s Journey Across Space, Time, and Mind

Date:
Saturday, November 3rd
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The ISU Planetarium is also pleased to offer, “Seeing! A Photon's Journey Across Space, Time and Mind,”narrated by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.  The program runs weekends from September 8 - November 10.  Show times are Saturdays at 2:00 PM.  “Seeing”will be offered at special times during ISU’s Family Weekend, October 26-27. This fascinating planetarium show is based on the PBS documentary "Sight – The Story of Vision."  “Seeing!”explores the science, technology, and medicine allowing us to understand how sight works,…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Life: A Cosmic Story

Date:
Saturday, November 3rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Illinois State University Planetarium is excited to offer “Life: A Cosmic Story,” narrated by Academy Award winning actor Jodie Foster. “Life”runs weekends from September 7 - November 10.  Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. There are no presentations during ISU’s Family Weekend, October 26-27. “Life: A Cosmic Story”tells the 14-billion-year saga of how we came to be.  It’s a journey that begins with a microscopic view inside a plant cell and ends by exploring the vast universe with…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Life: A Cosmic Story

Date:
Friday, November 9th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Illinois State University Planetarium is excited to offer “Life: A Cosmic Story,” narrated by Academy Award winning actor Jodie Foster. “Life”runs weekends from September 7 - November 10.  Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. There are no presentations during ISU’s Family Weekend, October 26-27. “Life: A Cosmic Story”tells the 14-billion-year saga of how we came to be.  It’s a journey that begins with a microscopic view inside a plant cell and ends by exploring the vast universe with…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Life: A Cosmic Story

Date:
Saturday, November 10th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Illinois State University Planetarium is excited to offer “Life: A Cosmic Story,” narrated by Academy Award winning actor Jodie Foster. “Life”runs weekends from September 7 - November 10.  Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. There are no presentations during ISU’s Family Weekend, October 26-27. “Life: A Cosmic Story”tells the 14-billion-year saga of how we came to be.  It’s a journey that begins with a microscopic view inside a plant cell and ends by exploring the vast universe with…