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Public Show Schedule 2017

 

For up-to-the-minute information about ISU Planetarium offerings, call the planetarium hotline at (309) 438-5007 day or night. Listen for announcements regarding programs and activities planned in cooperation with the Twin City Amateur Astronomers.


May 2017

The Illinois State University Planetarium is pleased to offer the full-dome show Sunstruck!, running from May 24 through July 21. Show times are Wednesdays at 2 PM and Fridays at 7:30 PM.

Travel back in time to experience the birth of our Sun and solar system. Discover how the Sun came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away. Experience our unique star, the Sun, in Sunstruck!

We will also preview the upcoming total solar eclipse, visible across the United States on August 21. This is the first total solar eclipse seen from the US in 40 years. Planetarium staff will discuss the solar eclipse, exploring what the eclipse will look like from Central Illinois and how to view the eclipse safely.

Admission to Sunstruck! is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4. Tickets may be purchased in the Planetarium Gift Shop, next to the Planetarium, beginning 20 minutes before each show.


The ISU Planetarium is located under the white domed roof at the east end of Felmley Hall of Science Annex. Felmley Hall is located on the northeast corner of the ISU campus at the intersection of School Street and College Avenue.

Free parking for the weekend programs is available a short distance from the ISU Planetarium in University parking lot F-67, located on the east side of School Street.

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

After each program we’ll explore the highlights found in the current evening sky; including the bright stars, constellations, and planets visible from Central Illinois.


Teachers and community group leaders: Are you interested in bringing your students or group? It so then please call the Illinois State University Physics Department at (309) 438-8756, during regular business hours, about visiting the ISU Planetarium!



Admission and Policies

Planetarium seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for public sky shows at the Illinois State University Planetarium may be purchased in the Planetarium gift shop beginning beginning 20 minutes before each show.

Admission is:

Preschoolers (Ages 3-4) . . . $ 2.00
Children (Ages 5-12) . . . $ 3.00
Adults (Ages 13-59 ) . . . $ 4.00
Seniors (Ages 60 and older) . . . $ 3.00
University faculty, staff, students . . . $ 3.00
Planetarium Friends . . . Free

Cash or checks only. Sorry but no debit or credit cards accepted.

If you are interested in scheduling a private show for your school or social group then please call (309) 438-8756.

 

Location

The white-domed Illinois State University Planetarium is at the east end of Felmley Hall of Science on the corner of College Avenue and School Street in Normal. See map below.

 

Parking

Inexpensive parking for the ISU Planetarium's daytime weekday public-programs is available in the ISU visitor lot, located on Locus Street. Free parking for the evening public programs is available a short distance from the Planetarium in University parking lot F-67 (red tag), located on the east side of School Street. Please see the map below.

 

Updated May 18, 2017.

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