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Chicago's Black Women in STEAM Blog Series | Taylor Witten

Chicago’s Black Women in STEAM Series: Meet Taylor

Wednesday November 13th
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. Taylor Witten Content Producer | […]

Understanding Planet Transits

Friday November 8th

Planet transits are unique celestial events that allow us to measure the geometry of our own Solar System and beyond! Catch the next transit of Mercury at the Adler Planetarium this November!

Graphic representation of the Leonid meteor shower with the constellation Leo.

Adler Skywatch: November 2019

Friday November 1st
Karen Donnelly

Header Image: Graphic representation of the Leonid meteor shower with the constellation Leo. Evenings in the Chicago area are getting dark quite early this month, November 2019. Because Daylight Saving Time ended on the 3rd, the Sun now sets before 5:00 p.m. local time. It won’t be setting after 5:00 p.m. until late January. Shortly […]

Linking The World’s Planetariums

Tuesday October 29th

By Mark SubbaRao, PhD and Colleen Cesaretti Header Image: Mark SubbaRao runs the first tech rehearsal for the 2019 November Kavli Lecture, A Universe of Surprises, in the Grainger Sky Theater. Equipped with two fulldome theaters within the Adler’s walls, global domecasting has become an innovative way that we connect with other planetariums, countries, and […]

This image depicts a cluster of distorted galaxies. The distorted shapes in the cluster shown here are distant galaxies, from which the light is bent by the gravitational pull of dark matter within the cluster of galaxies.

AstroFan: The Spooky Case of Dark Matter

Sunday October 27th
Bianca Anderson

Header Image: The distorted shapes in the cluster shown here are distant galaxies, from which the light is bent by the gravitational pull of dark matter within the cluster of galaxies. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Postman (STScI), and the CLASH Team Greetings fellow astro-fans! Halloween is almost here, and as you know, it is […]

Head Shot of Adler Staff Star: Orilla Fetro

Adler Staff Star: Orilla!

Friday October 25th

Orilla FetroExhibit Design Lead What first sparked your interest in exhibit design?  I became interested in exhibit design while working as an exhibit graphic designer at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. I loved seeing ideas flow from concept sketches to fleshed out ideas into tangible interactives. You’ve been heavily involved in the designing of the […]

A full carload of visitors is pictured either going into or coming out of the Atwood Sphere.

A (Very) Brief History of the Atwood Sphere

Friday October 18th

The Atwood Sphere is the oldest sky simulator in the world still operating. Explore its unique history and how it came to call the Adler Planetarium home!

Chicago's Black Women in STEAM blog series | Felicia Davenport

Chicago’s Black Women in STEAM Series: Meet Felicia

Sunday October 13th
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. Felicia DavenportGraduate Research Assistant at […]

Adler Teen Alumni: Heritage, Community, and the Future

Sunday October 6th
Colleen Cesaretti

By Rosalía Lugo, Teen Programs Manager, and Colleen Cesaretti Header Image: 2017 group photo of Adler Interns, including former Adler Teen, Mia Berrios. Credit: Mia Berrios Over the years, many teens have passed through our front doors, and in honor of Latinx Heritage Month, we are celebrating two of our stellar former Adler Teens, David […]

The far side of Earth's Moon as seen based on data from cameras aboard NASA's robotic Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University

It’s a Marvelous Year For a Moondance

Friday October 4th
Megan Lothamer

Header Image: The far side of Earth’s Moon as seen based on data from cameras aboard NASA’s robotic Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University Heads up! We’re blasting off into a very SPACE (and Moon) themed weekend. Today, we kick off World Space Week, which runs from October 4-10. This […]

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