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ISU Planetarium to present summer show Sunstruck! starting May 24 article thumbnailISU Planetarium to present summer show Sunstruck! starting May 24. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present the full-dome summer show Sunstruck! from May 24 through July 21.  [Read the rest]
Alumni Association honors seven award recipients article thumbnailAlumni Association honors seven award recipients. The Illinois State University Alumni Association honored seven award recipients at Founders Day celebrations on February 16, as well as during a dinner program.  [Read the rest]
Planetarium show Revealing Light’s Secrets: The Cosmic Origins Spectrograph ends May 6 article thumbnailPlanetarium show Revealing Light’s Secrets: The Cosmic Origins Spectrograph ends May 6. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present two different full-dome video shows on weekends through May. [Read the rest]
New faculty profile: Uttam Manna article thumbnailNew faculty profile: Uttam Manna. Uttam Manna has joined the Illinois State faculty as an assistant professor of physics. [Read the rest]
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ISU Physics Discovery Day!

The Physics Department at Illinois State University invites high school students to Physics Discovery Day. You'll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on physics activities, meet current students and faculty, and tour the department. Parents and teachers are also welcome.

ISU Physics Discovery Day is January 28, 2017. Have fun with this one! For further information, check the Discovery Day web page.

Calendar

Fall 2016 Colloquium Series
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Physics Colloquium Series: Prof. Robert Wagner
Tue, October 25, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Moulton Hall (MLT), 214 - Free and open to the public
Informal Physics Seminar Series: Prof. Tony Joseph
Fri, October 28, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Moulton Hall (MLT), 309 - Free and open to the public
ISU Planetarium presents: Ghostly Tales under the Stars
Fri, October 28, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Planetarium - Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4
ISU Planetarium presents: Ghostly Tales under the Stars
Sat, October 29, 2016 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM Planetarium - Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and seniors, and $2.00 for children ages 3-4

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