The Illinois State University Planetarium will present Aurora, running weekends through November 14. Showtimes are Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. There will be no shows October 2, 3, 23, and 24.

The aurora borealis–or northern lights–is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sights to grace the night sky. Aurora takes viewers to Earth’s frigid north to explore the myths and science surrounding this spectacular marvel.

Admission to Planetarium shows is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to12 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 College Avenue and School Street in Normal.

For more information, please call the Planetarium’s Skyline at (309) 438-5007 or visit