Doane at Dawn | Nov. 13

Doane at Dawn

Home to the largest aperture telescope available to the public in the Chicagoland area, the Adler’s Doane Observatory provides visitors a unique opportunity to see a variety of celestial objects like the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and more!  

On the morning of Monday, November 13, Jupiter and Venus will appear less than 1/2 degree apart in the sky. 1/2 degree is a little less than the diameter of the full moon in the sky, and both planets would be visible in the same telescope view. Mars and the waning crescent Moon will also be up a little higher in the sky at the same time.

These events are FREE and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. No tickets are needed. 

This event runs from 6:00–7:00 am.


Note: Doane at Dawn is weather permitting; please follow us on Twitter @AdlerPlanet for updates. Also, if capacity issues require, we reserve the option to close the guest line prior to the stated end time of the event so those ahead of that point can get into the Observatory by event’s end.

The view looking southeast on November 13, 2017 at 6 am CST. Image credit: Starry Night Pro, Version 7.
The view looking southeast on November 13, 2017 at 6 am CST. Image credit: Starry Night Pro, Version 7.

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