The night sky 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 may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience “From Earth to the Universe”, a fulldome show from the European Southern Observatory.


  • Starting Friday, January 17th, 2020, repeats every 7 weeks on Friday and Saturday until Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 8:55 pm


William M. Staerkel Planetarium

2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821


Cindy Reynoldss