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Karen Donnelly | Executive Secretary | September Adler Staff Star

Adler Staff Star: Meet Karen!

Friday September 6th
Bianca Anderson

Karen DonnellyExecutive Secretary As someone who has worked at the Adler for the past 30 years (WOW!), what has been the most rewarding experience for you? WOW is right… there are so many experiences and it’s hard to choose. Overall, it’s the people here that make working at the Adler such a pleasure. I’ve always […]

Adler Skywatch: September 2019

Tuesday September 3rd
Karen Donnelly

Learn about what’s in the sky for the month of September 2019 from the Chicago area.

This montage of images of the Saturnian system was prepared from an assemblage of images taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft during its Saturn encounter in November 1980. This artist's view shows Dione in the forefront, Saturn rising behind, Tethys and Mimas fading in the distance to the right, Enceladus and Rhea off Saturn's rings to the left, and Titan in its distant orbit at the top. The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. Credit: NASA/JPL

Brothers & Sisters of Cronus: Meet Saturn’s Moons!

Friday August 30th
Lucianne Walkowicz

Header Image: This montage of images of the Saturnian system was prepared from an assemblage of images taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft during its Saturn encounter in November 1980. This artist’s view shows Dione in the forefront, Saturn rising behind, Tethys and Mimas fading in the distance to the right, Enceladus and Rhea off […]

Volunteers using the web-based Milky Way Project brought star-forming features nicknamed "yellowballs" to the attention of researchers, who later showed that they are a phase of massive star formation. The yellow balls -- which are several hundred to thousands times the size of our solar system -- are pictured here in the center of this image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Infrared light has been assigned different colors; yellow occurs where green and red overlap. The yellow balls represent an intermediary stage of massive star formation that takes place before massive stars carve out cavities in the surrounding gas and dust (seen as green-rimmed bubbles with red interiors in this image). Infrared light of 3.6 microns is blue; 8-micron light is green; and 24-micron light is red.

AstroFan: …And They Were All Yellow!

Monday August 26th
Bianca Anderson

Header Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies, were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” ― Carl Sagan Even if you’re just a novice space enthusiast, I’m sure you’ve heard some variation of […]

A Day Aboard the Neeskay

Wednesday August 21st
Jonathan Russell

This July, I had the pleasure of joining a small group of teen interns, scientists, and podcasters onboard the research vessel Neeskay. As a lover of maritime history, open water, and Moby Dick, it was something of a wish-fulfillment for me. Like the infamous Captain Ahab and his motley crew, we were in search of […]

A picture of our three Adler Teen Telescope Interns sitting outside of the Doane observatory.

Adler Staff Star: Telescope Teen Interns

Monday August 19th
Bianca Anderson

For this month’s Adler Staff Star we’re highlighting our Adler Teen Telescope Interns. Read on to learn more about their time here at the Adler! What prompted you to want to be a Summer Teen Intern at the Adler? “My natural curiosity in space and of all things involving science is what really led me […]

Teen members of the Adler Planetarium's Youth Leadership Council pose for a group photo in front of Lake Michigan.

Chicago Teens Find Safe Space at the Adler

Friday August 16th
Allegra Minor

Life as a teenager in Chicago can simultaneously be one of the most exciting and isolating things in the world. With public transportation and a host of cultural and academic institutions throughout the city, it’s easy to feel like the world is at your fingertips, but oftentimes there’s something missing: teen-friendly spaces. (Add on to […]

Chicago's Black Women in Steam Blog Series | Dr. Christina Harrington

Chicago’s Black Women in STEAM Series: Meet Christina

Wednesday August 14th
Bianca Anderson

“Chicago’s Black Women in STEAM” is a series on The Adler ’Scope that highlights the awesome women of Chicago who are doing amazing things in science, technology, engineering, art, and math fields here in our own community. Meet women of varying ages, backgrounds, and interests and learn their unique stories. Christina Harrington Doctor of Philosophy […]

Ice crystals in the atmosphere bending light around the Sun to form a rainbow.

Keep Looking Up

Monday August 12th
Michelle Larson

If you receive a letter from me, it will likely end with my favorite call-to-action, “Keep Looking Up.” And, while some have interpreted this phrase to have optimism as its intention, I have a much more literal request in mind. Look Up. Yes, you. Right now. I’ll wait… Chances are you noticed something you hadn’t […]

Adler Teens Meet NASA Astronaut

Thursday August 8th
Allegra Minor

On May 15, 2019, some of our Adler Teens had the opportunity to have dinner with former NASA astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson at a special dinner in the Grainger Sky Theater. The event took place the evening before our Women in Space Science Award Celebration where we honored Dr. Whitson for her achievements in the […]

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