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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.

Past Events

October 2018

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

Date:
Saturday, October 13th 2018
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 13th 2018
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, October 19th 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 and PBS Present a Special Advance Screening of The Farthest: Voyager in Space

Date:
Thursday, November 15th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Illinois State University Planetarium is pleased to present the documentary film The Farthest: Voyager in Space. This special screening will be offered free in the Planetarium on November 15, from 7:30 PM until 9:30 PM.

December 2018

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dinosaurs at Dusk New Year’s Eve!

Date:
Monday, December 31st 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you looking for an exciting, family-friendly activity on New Year’s Eve?  Then consider the Illinois State University Planetarium!  We are offering fun-packed, full-dome planetarium shows throughout the evening in celebration of New Years. The Planetarium will present “Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight” at 6 PM and 7:30 PM, on December 31.  “From Earth to the Universe” will follow at 9 PM.  All shows are free and open to the public.  Seating is limited. “Dinosaurs at Dusk” follows…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dinosaurs at Dusk New Year’s Eve!

Date:
Monday, December 31st 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you looking for an exciting, family-friendly activity on New Year’s Eve?  Then consider the Illinois State University Planetarium!  We are offering fun-packed, full-dome planetarium shows throughout the evening in celebration of New Years. The Planetarium will present “Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight” at 6 PM and 7:30 PM, on December 31.  “From Earth to the Universe” will follow at 9 PM.  All shows are free and open to the public.  Seating is limited. “Dinosaurs at Dusk” follows…

The ISU Planetarium Presents: From Earth to the Universe New Year’s Eve!

Date:
Monday, December 31st 2018
Time:
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Are you looking for an exciting, family-friendly activity on New Year’s Eve?  Then consider the Illinois State University Planetarium!  We are offering fun-packed, full-dome planetarium shows throughout the evening in celebration of New Years. The Planetarium will present “Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight” at 6 PM and 7:30 PM, on December 31.  “From Earth to the Universe” will follow at 9 PM.  All shows are free and open to the public.  Seating is limited. “From Earth to the…

January 2019

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

Date:
Friday, January 25th
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, January 26th
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, January 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…

February 2019

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

Date:
Friday, February 1st
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, February 2nd
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, February 2nd
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: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Friday, February 8th
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, February 9th
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, February 9th
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: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Friday, February 15th
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, February 16th
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, February 16th
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: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Friday, February 22nd
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, February 23rd
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, February 23rd
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…

March 2019

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

Date:
Friday, March 1st
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, March 2nd
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, March 2nd
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: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Friday, March 22nd
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, March 23rd
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, March 23rd
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: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Date:
Friday, March 29th
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, March 30th
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, March 30th
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…

April 2019

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

Date:
Friday, April 5th
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 6th
Time:

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 6th
Time:

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

Date:
Friday, April 12th
Time:

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…

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

Date:
Saturday, April 13th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This show has been cancelled.      

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

Date:
Saturday, April 13th
Time:

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

Date:
Friday, April 26th
Time:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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
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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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Wednesday, May 29th
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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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Friday, May 31st
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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.

June 2019

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Wednesday, June 5th
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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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Friday, June 7th
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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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Wednesday, June 12th
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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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Friday, June 14th
Time:

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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Friday, June 21st
Time:

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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Wednesday, June 26th
Time:

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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Friday, June 28th
Time:

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.

July 2019

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Wednesday, July 3rd
Time:

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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Friday, July 5th
Time:

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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Wednesday, July 10th
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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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Friday, July 12th
Time:

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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful

Date:
Saturday, July 13th
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The newly re-envisioned Illinois State University Planetarium is pleased to offer “Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful,”   as part of the Sugar Creek Arts Festival.

Show times are:
Saturday, July 13 at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM
Sunday, July 14 at 12 noon and 2 PM
Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Europe to the Stars

Date:
Saturday, July 13th
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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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful

Date:
Saturday, July 13th
Time:

The newly re-envisioned Illinois State University Planetarium is pleased to offer “Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful,”   as part of the Sugar Creek Arts Festival.

Show times are:
Saturday, July 13 at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM
Sunday, July 14 at 12 noon and 2 PM
Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Europe to the Stars

Date:
Saturday, July 13th
Time:

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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful

Date:
Saturday, July 13th
Time:

The newly re-envisioned Illinois State University Planetarium is pleased to offer “Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful,”   as part of the Sugar Creek Arts Festival.

Show times are:
Saturday, July 13 at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM
Sunday, July 14 at 12 noon and 2 PM
Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Europe to the Stars

Date:
Saturday, July 13th
Time:

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.

Dr. Carl Wenning Explores a Reversal of the Earth’s Poles

Date:
Saturday, July 13th
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Earth’s magnetic poles periodically reverse, with north becoming south and south becoming north. This has happened roughly every 200,000 to 300,000 years throughout much of our planet’s history.  However, it has been more than twice that long since the poles last reversed.
Illinois State University’s Dr. Carl Wenning explores this fascinating topic, along with what an overdue pole reversal means for civilization and life on Earth.

The ISU Planetarium Presents Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful

Date:
Sunday, July 14th
Time:

The newly re-envisioned Illinois State University Planetarium is pleased to offer “Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful,”   as part of the Sugar Creek Arts Festival.

Show times are:
Saturday, July 13 at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM
Sunday, July 14 at 12 noon and 2 PM
Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Europe to the Stars

Date:
Sunday, July 14th
Time:

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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful

Date:
Sunday, July 14th
Time:

The newly re-envisioned Illinois State University Planetarium is pleased to offer “Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful,”   as part of the Sugar Creek Arts Festival.

Show times are:
Saturday, July 13 at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM
Sunday, July 14 at 12 noon and 2 PM
Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Europe to the Stars

Date:
Sunday, July 14th
Time:

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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Wednesday, July 17th
Time:

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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Friday, July 19th
Time:

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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: In the Shadow of the Moon

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

The world watched in awe when American Astronaut Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon in 1969. July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of this monumental event that forever changed our place in the Universe. In celebration, the Illinois State University Planetarium is marking this incredible achievement with a special program at 2 PM on Saturday, July 20.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Wednesday, July 24th
Time:

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.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Dawn of the Space Age

Date:
Friday, July 26th
Time:

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.

September 2019

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Friday, September 6th
Time:

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Date:
Saturday, September 7th
Time:

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?
“Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Saturday, September 7th
Time:

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Friday, September 13th
Time:

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Date:
Saturday, September 14th
Time:

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?
“Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Saturday, September 14th
Time:

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Saturday, September 21st
Time:

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Friday, September 27th
Time:

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Date:
Saturday, September 28th
Time:

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?
“Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Saturday, September 28th
Time:

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

October 2019

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Friday, October 4th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Friday, October 4th
Time:

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Date:
Saturday, October 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?
“Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Date:
Saturday, October 5th
Time:

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?
“Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Saturday, October 5th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Saturday, October 5th
Time:

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Date:
Sunday, October 6th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?
“Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Friday, October 11th
Time:

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: Distant Worlds – Alien Life?

Date:
Saturday, October 12th
Time:

Looking into the night sky we view infinity.  Could alien life exist out there somewhere?
“Distant Worlds” investigates the conditions required for life, beginning with planets and moons in our Solar System and venturing out to some of the newly-discovered exoplanets orbiting other stars.

The ISU Planetarium Presents: The Sun, Our Living Star

Date:
Saturday, October 12th
Time:

Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.  “The Sun, Our Living Star” is a visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.