Category: Behind the Scenes
A Perfect Date Night—Five Things to See at the Adler Planetarium
Header Image: Couple embracing while looking at the Saturn exhibit in Our Solar System, at the Adler Planetarium. Chicago is a city full of possibilities, opportunities, and adventures. But with so many options of places to go and things to see, how do you find the perfect spot for an out-of-this-world, wholesome date night? The […]
Fun Facts About The Adler Planetarium’s Doane Observatory Telescope In Chicago
Header Image: Adler Planetarium 24″ reflecting telescope in the Doane Observatory after installation in 2020. Did you know the Doane Observatory is home to the largest publicly accessible telescope in Chicago? Since opening in 1977, the observatory in Chicago has had several telescopes within its walls, and these telescopes have given Chicagoans the opportunity to […]
Behind-The-Scenes of NASA’s Roving with Perseverance Exhibit Installation at the Adler Planetarium
Image Header: NASA’s Roving with Perseverance traveling exhibit in the Adler Planetarium’s Our Solar System exhibit. If you work at the Adler Planetarium, you’ll be part of some pretty interesting things. But it’s not every day that you get to be part of a new exhibit installation, especially one from NASA! There is so much […]
What Is Home To You?
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 […]
10 Things At The Adler Planetarium You Don’t Want To Miss
Header Image: Adler Planetarium December 2021. Editor’s Note: Updated in January 2023 to reflect more current and updated exhibit information. 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 […]
Meet Scientists From The Kepler Space Telescope Mission
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 […]
When The Going Gets Tough, The Adler Planetarium Comes To You
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 […]
Tag Along With Adler: How This Adler Zooniverse Research Project Got Started
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! […]
Behind The Scenes With The Host Of Skywatch Wednesday
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.
REACHing For Our Galactic Earbuds
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. Blog Last Updated: July 2022 My name is Nate DuFort and I am a writer, producer, director, and now co-creator of the […]
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