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Category: Behind the Scenes

The famous Earthrise photo from the Apollo 8 mission. Image Credit: NASA

What Is Home To You?

Tuesday April 19th
Colleen Cesaretti

Header Image: The famous Earthrise photo from the Apollo 8 mission. Image Credit: NASA Ah, planet Earth—the spinning space rock we fondly call home! Our perception of home can change depending on our situation. For someone who moves a lot, home may be an object or a person. It could be a memory from their […]

Front exterior of the Adler Planetarium with a blue sky.

5 Things At The Adler Planetarium You Don’t Want To Miss

Wednesday January 26th
Colleen Cesaretti

Header Image: Adler Planetarium December 2021. As the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere (and one of the historic attractions located on Chicago’s Museum Campus) we’ve got some pretty stellar exhibits you don’t want to miss during your visit! Read on to check these experiences off your Chicago museum bucket list and learn some behind-the-scenes tidbits […]

Artist Concept of the Kepler Space Telescope operating during a new mission to find planets. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle

Meet Scientists From The Kepler Space Telescope Mission

Tuesday July 6th
Colleen Cesaretti

Header Image: Artist Concept of the Kepler Space Telescope operating during a new mission to find planets. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle 2021 marks the 450th anniversary of the birthday of one of the most noted astronomers in history, Johannes Kepler. Kepler was a German astronomer who started his career as a mathematics teacher before working […]

The Adler Planetarium at night with the constellation Orion shining in the sky.

When The Going Gets Tough, The Adler Planetarium Comes To You

Wednesday June 23rd
Aubrey Henretty

Header Image: The Adler Planetarium at night with the constellation Orion shining in the sky. Image Credit: Nick Lake If our social media mentions and DMs are any indication of public sentiment, a lot of you are wondering if the Adler Planetarium is open yet. The answer? It sort of depends on what you mean […]

A person looking through the Doane Observatory telescope at the Adler Planetarium

Tag Along With Adler: How This Adler Zooniverse Research Project Got Started

Tuesday April 27th
Jessica BrodeFrank and Sam Blickhan

Header Image: A person looking through the Doane Observatory telescope at the Adler Planetarium. Have you ever attempted to search the internet for a specific thing, but found that no matter what you typed in the search bar you couldn’t find what you were looking for? The same problem can happen when searching digital collections! […]

Meet Nick, host of Skywatch Weekly

Behind The Scenes With The Host Of Skywatch Wednesday

Monday November 16th
Megan Lothamer

Meet the man behind the Adler Planetarium’s Skywatch Weekly YouTube show that gives you a weekly virtual tour of what’s up in our sky.

A weekly family-friendly exploration of our galaxy and beyond, REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids, is hosted by Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden, and co-created by Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall.

REACHing For Our Galactic Earbuds

Monday July 27th
Nate DuFort

Header Image: A weekly family-friendly exploration of our galaxy and beyond, REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids, is hosted by Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden, and co-created by Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall. My name is Nate DuFort and I am a writer, producer, director, and now co-creator of the new podcast REACH: A Space […]

Chewbacca standing outside the Adler Planetarium looking out at the Chicago skyline during an Adler After Dark event. Image Credit: Katie Sater

May the 4th (And The Puns) Be With You

Monday May 4th
Colleen Cesaretti

Happy Star Wars Day! This epic saga has been inspiring people all around the globe—including Adler Planetarium staff—since 1977. Our staff celebrated this intergalactic holiday by sharing some of their favorite Star Wars memories. May the force be with you and remember—yoda best! “I’ve loved Star Wars for as long as I can remember! Two […]

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center hosted a NASA Social at BLDG 703 in Palmdale, California. Over 90 attendees toured the aircraft inside the hangar as they learned about the five airborne science expeditions targeting air, land, and sea.

Ready For Launch: 5 New NASA Earth Expeditions

Tuesday April 21st
Colleen Cesaretti

Header Image: NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center hosted a NASA Social at BLDG 703 in Palmdale, California. Over 90 attendees toured the aircraft inside the hangar as they learned about the five airborne science expeditions targeting air, land, and sea. Image Credit: NASA As my tour group entered the gigantic airplane hangar at the Armstrong […]

Senior Writer Aubrey Henretty interviews Captain Lovell in 2016.

When a Crisis Hits, Remember What Capt. Lovell Said

Monday April 13th
Aubrey Henretty

Header Image: Senior Writer Aubrey Henretty interviews Captain Lovell in 2016. It was the second week at home when I remembered what Capt. Lovell said about surviving Apollo 13. The first week had been a blur of stress-cleaning, stress-cardio, hyperproductivity, and Apocalypse Lentil Soup. I am an anxious person even in non-pandemic times, and I […]

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