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Planetarium to host Cosmic Catastrophes every weekend

Comet through the night sky

Creative Commons photo from Flickr user Kevin Dooley)

The Illinois State University Planetarium will present Cosmic Catastrophes, premiering Friday, Sept. 7 and running weekends through Saturday, Nov. 10.

Show times are Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m.

In a sci-fi setting, Cosmic Catastrophes explores many potential threats to the Earth. These dangers range from the effects of global pollution to the threat posed by huge asteroids.

Admission to Cosmic Catastrophes is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12 and seniors, and $2 for children ages 3 to 4.

The Planetarium is located under the white domed roof at the eastern end of Felmley Hall of Science at the intersection of School St. and College Ave. in Normal. For more information, call the Planetarium’s Skyline at (309) 438-5007 or visit