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Betelgeuse: A Supernova in the Works

Header Image: The spotty surface of Betelgeuse. Image Credit: Xavier Haubois (Observatoire de Paris) et al. Did you know that 32 supernovae take place in our universe every second? That’s three million supernovae each day and one billion supernovae each year! A supernova is the biggest explosion known to man and occurs when a massive […]

Adler Skywatch: April 2020

Happy April, stargazers! The closest supermoon of the year takes place this month, April 2020. Supermoon is a nickname that describes a Full Moon that occurs within 10% of its closest approach to Earth. Astronomers refer to supermoons as a perigean Full Moon. The April 7th Full Moon is just under 222,000 miles from Earth. […]

Staff members of the Adler Planetarium marketing team posing with newly branded Adler sweatshirts in January 2020.

Google Hangouts, Dance Parties, At-Home Clothes…Oh My!

How Adler Staff is Staying Connected During These “Unprecedented Times” Header Image: Staff members of the Adler Planetarium marketing team posing with newly branded Adler sweatshirts in January 2020. On a cosmic scale, there is very little distance between us. However, when you’re used to collaborating in person to create memorable experiences for an iconic […]

Apollo 13 crew returning home after their ocean landing.

Inside Apollo 13

Header Image: Apollo 13 crew returning home after their ocean landing. Image Credit: NASA This month marks the 50th anniversary of the harrowing Apollo 13 mission, which was dangerous and unprecedented. Today, our world faces a very different kind of crisis, but one that is equally unprecedented, with the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. […]