The Planetarium is now running on a reduced summer schedule. Evening shows are on Friday nights only. Our show hotline is 217/351-2446.




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A fury is building on the surface of the Sun - high velocity jets, fiery tsunami waves reaching 100,000 km high, and rising loops of electrified gas.  What is driving these strange phenomena and will they affect Earth?  Find out in this new production, featuring scientific visualizations from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) on the UIUC campus.  Peer into the Sun using the latest scientific data.  Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. Sponsored by SuperValu.




A live‑narrated tour of the wonders of the tonight's sky, accompanied by some of the legendary stories of the ancient sky.Find out what constellations and planets are visible tonight and how to find them. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Showing Fridays at 7pm. Adults are $6; students, seniors and kids under 12 are $5, all tickets sold at the door.