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.

Solar Powered Cooking

"It's so hot out, you can fry an egg on the sidewalk!" - says everyone in the summer.


MAVEN: Course Set for Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover will have a visitor next fall in the form of MAVEN—the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN. Unlike its ground-based, 6-legged friend, however, MAVEN will orbit the red planet and use some high-tech equipment to help scientists uncover a long-standing mystery: what happened to the Martian atmosphere?


The Evolution of Observing

What do an astrolabe, a 15-ft hollow metal sphere, and a smart phone have in common? No, this is not the set up to a bad joke.