The Harvest Moon will pass directly through the Earth’s shadow on the evening of Sunday, September 27. In celebration of this total lunar eclipse, the Illinois State University Planetarium will host a unique Irish harp concert performed by harpist Ann McLaughlin.
McLaughlin will perform a combination of traditional and contemporary music under the Planetarium dome from 7 to 8 p.m. on September 27. An eclipse viewing at a nearby campus location will follow the performance. At 8:45 p.m. (weather permitting), McLaughlin will perform outdoors, playing her harp under the stars as the moon vanishes into the Earth’s shadow.
Admission for this event is $5. Tickets may be purchased in the Planetarium Gift Shop, located next to the Planetarium, beginning 20 minutes before the performance. Seating for this one-time event is limited.
The Planetarium is located under the white-domed roof at the eastern end of Felmley Hall of Science at the intersection of School Street and College Avenue in Normal. For more information, please call the Planetarium’s Skyline at (309) 438-5007 or visit the Planetarium’s website.