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Back to the Moon for Good at Planetarium, October 21-22

Image of the moon from NASA.

Image of the moon from NASA.

The Illinois State University Planetarium will present Back to the Moon for Good at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 21, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 22. There will be no Saturday evening presentation. This is a single-weekend event and will not be offered again.

It’s been more than 40 years since the last American astronaut walked on the Moon. Back to the Moon for Good, narrated by Tim Allen, traces the first steps on the Moon and how lunar exploration benefits us all. The program then explores the wealth of knowledge and resources gained by a return to the Moon, focusing on the Google Lunar XPRIZE – a $30-million prize offered the first non-governmental teams to successfully send robotic missions to the Moon.

After Back to the Moon for Good, Planetarium staff will present a tour of the current evening sky, under the Planetarium dome, exploring the bright stars, constellations, and planets visible from Central Illinois.

Admission to the Illinois State University Planetarium is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2 for children ages 3-4 (cash or checks only). For more information, please call the Planetarium’s Skyline at (309) 438-5007 or visit the Planetarium’s website.

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