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The ISU Planetarium Presents: Incoming! Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins

Friday, February 1st 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$2 – $4

Event Description

Show times are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, January 25 – May 4.  There are no shows during ISU’s Spring Break March 8 – 16 or April 19 – 20.

Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today.  Narrated by George Takei, Incoming!explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System and the landmark discoveries scientists have made sending spacecraft to visit tiny worlds.

Incoming!’s cutting-edge visualizations brings real-time data from current NASA missions to life while taking you on a ride through the dynamic story of our cosmic origins.  Along the way, you will discover what these impacts from above can teach us – and how scientific advances may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach planet Earth.

Admission to the ISU Planetarium is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4.  Tickets may be purchased in the Planetarium Gift Shop, next to the Planetarium, beginning 20 minutes before each show.  Seating is limited.

The 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 or if you need an accommodation to fully participate in this program/event, please contact the ISU Physics Department at (309) 438-8756 or visit our web site by Googling Illinois State University Planetarium. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.



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Illinois State University Planetarium
(309) 438-5007


101 S. School Street
Normal, IL
(309) 438-8756