Adler Planetarium


Welcome to the Adler's Blogs! Adler Transmissions provides you with the latest news and views from Adler's astronomers, curators, partners, and programming staff. From Earth to distant planets and beyond, This Week in Space discusses the latest discoveries and accomplisments in science, space, and technology.

Telescope Research: Optics Behind the Iron Curtain

Today’s research led my telescopic twin colleague (Michael Korey, a curator at the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon in Dresden, Germany) and I to visit Rolf Riekher in southeast Berlin.


Drawing Plans and Making Models

In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus published his groundbreaking, earth-shattering, and generally discombobulating notion that the Sun, not the Earth, is at the center of the planetary system.


Atwood: A Centennial Celebration

The zipper and the assembly line turn one hundred years old this year, and are still going strong. The same holds for one of the Adler’s popular exhibits, the Atwood Sphere.


Celebrate Yuri's Night

Along with millions of people, The Adler celebrates Yuri’s night on April 12, 2013 to remember and celebrate the signature events of space exploration history.  On that date in 1961, Gagarin soared into space, also becoming the first human to orbit the earth.