Illinois State University Planetarium

The Illinois State University Planetarium seeks to provide a popular form of enriching entertainment, and serves as many as 25,000 people a year. They offer live and taped performances, as well as skyline programs. Recently closed for renovations, the Planetarium is back in April and will be better than ever!

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

School

Visit the planetarium at Illinois State University to enjoy a show, lecture, or a hands-on educational program. Sky lectures are live shows, during which groups might learn about astronomy, the sun, or scientific concepts such as "twinkling" and star colors. During the program, groups might learn how to use a star map, or how to identify stars, constellations, and planets in the night sky. Presentations at the planetarium include programs about comets, constellations and mythology, and exciting stories about the solar system for younger children.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
STEM, Space.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

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Illinois State University Planetarium

The Illinois State University Planetarium seeks to provide a popular form of enriching entertainment, and serves as many as 25,000 people a year. They offer live and taped performances, as well as skyline programs. Recently closed for renovations, the Planetarium is back in April and will be better than ever!

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Scouts

Visit the planetarium at Illinois State University to enjoy a show, lecture, or a hands-on educational program. Sky lectures are live shows, during which groups might learn about astronomy, the sun, or scientific concepts such as "twinkling" and star colors. During the program, groups might learn how to use a star map, or how to identify stars, constellations, and planets in the night sky. Presentations at the planetarium include programs about comets, constellations and mythology, and exciting stories about the solar system for younger children.

supports scout badges in:
Science.

topics covered:
STEM, Space.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

Illinois State University Planetarium

The Illinois State University Planetarium seeks to provide a popular form of enriching entertainment, and serves as many as 25,000 people a year. They offer live and taped performances, as well as skyline programs. Recently closed for renovations, the Planetarium is back in April and will be better than ever!

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Homeschool

Visit the planetarium at Illinois State University to enjoy a show, lecture, or a hands-on educational program. Sky lectures are live shows, during which groups might learn about astronomy, the sun, or scientific concepts such as "twinkling" and star colors. During the program, groups might learn how to use a star map, or how to identify stars, constellations, and planets in the night sky. Presentations at the planetarium include programs about comets, constellations and mythology, and exciting stories about the solar system for younger children.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
STEM, Space.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

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