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Planetarium: From Earth to the Universe

Near Space photography - 20km above ground / real photo

The Illinois State University Planetarium is excited to present From Earth to the Universe, running weekends from February 22–May 9. Showtimes are Saturdays at 2 p.m. There are no shows March 7–April 4.

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths, and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe is one of humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos.

Now, experience this journey of celestial discovery. Travel from the world of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s greatest telescopes. Then experience the ferocity of the scorching Sun and journey to the various worlds in the Solar System. From Earth to the Universe then leaves our solar system, taking you to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars─as well as beyond the Milky Way, into the unimaginable immensity of the Universe.

Admission to the ISU Planetarium is $5 for adults; $4 for children ages 5-12, seniors, and ISU ID holders; and $3 for children ages 3-4. Tickets may be purchased in the Planetarium Gift Shop, next to the Planetarium, beginning 20 minutes before each show.

The newly remodeled ISU Planetarium is located under the white-domed roof at the eastern end of Felmley Hall of Science Annex. Felmley Hall is located on the northeast corner of the ISU campus at the intersection of College Avenue and School Street.

Free parking for the weekend programs is available a short distance from the ISU Planetarium in University parking lot F-67, located on the east side of School Street.

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

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