The Illinois State University Planetarium will present Dawn of the Space Age on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. from May 29 to July 26. There is no show on June 19.

Experience the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite to the magnificent lunar landings and privately-operated space flights. Be immersed with this historic reconstruction of humankind’s first steps into space and learn about the men and women who took part in these historic events.

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. Tickets are available 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 Illinois State’s campus at the intersection of College Avenue and School Street.

Inexpensive parking for the Wednesday shows is available in the ISU visitor lot, located on West Locust Street. Free parking for the Friday programs is available a short distance from the ISU Planetarium in the University’s red tag F-67 parking lot, located on the east side of School Street.

For more information, call the ISU Physics Department at (309) 438-8756 or visit the Illinois State University Planetarium website.