Public Programs
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For the Teachers . . .
Group field trips
fun and learning
Just for the kids . . .
Tonight's Sky


Welcome to the second largest planetarium in the state of Illinois! Sit comfortably beneath our 50-foot-diameter dome as the sky appears before your eyes. The Staerkel Planetarium is available for field trips through the week, with many programs to choose from. Public presentations occur most Friday and Saturday evenings. Who can promise you the Sun, Moon, and Stars and actually deliver? 

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Public Programming