Doane at Dusk | April 27

At Doane at Dusk, guests will enjoy nighttime telescope viewings and related discussions with Adler Astronomers after museum hours on June 24th.

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!  At Doane at Dusk, our guests will enjoy nighttime telescope viewings and related discussions with Adler Astronomers after museum hours.

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

This event runs from 8:00–10:00 pm.


Note: Doane at Dusk 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.

Observing Tagets

Beehive Cluster, Moon, Hercules Cluster

While we cannot guarantee that all observing targets will be viewable during Doane at Dusk, we will do our best to accommodate as many as possible, weather and attendance permitting.