Doane at Dusk | July 30 – Aug. 1
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 9:00 pm – midnight each evening.
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.
9:00 – 10:30 pm: Saturn
10:30 – midnight: Mars
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. Additional smaller telescopes will be available outside the Doane to see Mars.