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Tag: Behind the Scenes

Youth Organization for Lights Out (YOLO) teens presenting a photovoice project on light pollution in Chicago.

Adler Teens Are Protecting Dark Night Skies By Studying Light Pollution In Chicago’s Little Village

Wednesday July 12th
Waleska Valle

Learn how Adler Teens are combatting light pollution in Chicago with Youth Organization For Lights Out in the Adler Planetarium’s exhibit, Chicago’s Night Sky.

The Adler Planetarium on a sunny, summer day, with a line of guests on the museum steps.

How To Get To The Adler Planetarium And Museum Campus During NASCAR Chicago Street Races

Tuesday June 6th
Adler Planetarium Staff

If you couldn’t snag tickets for the races, you’re probably still looking for a stellar way to celebrate Independence Day weekend. If so, then you’re in luck, because the Adler Planetarium will be open to the public during the races, on July 1–2, 2023.

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.

Adler Staff Star January 2020 Erin Wilson

Adler Staff Star: Meet Erin!

Thursday January 30th
Erin Wilson

Erin Wilson Senior Director of Marketing Hi Erin! Give us a little background info about yourself! Career advertising lady and proud Adlerite for the past five years. Mom to three littles and a pooch. Ex-collegiate athlete who seeks competition wherever I can find it. I bleed maize and blue. What do you enjoy most about […]

Adler Planetarium logo

A New Brand 90 Years in the Making

Monday January 20th
Erin Wilson

Live what you love. It’s advice that we all should be heeding more often, but it’s something that I am lucky enough to do here at the Adler each and every day. For the past two and a half years, I’ve been proud to help lead the charge as we’ve worked collectively to define who […]

Jess Ray | Adler Staff Star

Adler Staff Star: Meet Jess!

Friday December 20th
Bianca Anderson

Jess Ray Decision Support Analyst What do you enjoy most about working at the Adler? Getting to partner with colleagues that have such diverse expertise to help them understand and use their data. Numbers can be scary to some people, but together we demystify the dataset and find the story hidden within. What is something […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Monday November 18th
Aubrey Henretty

Header Image: Early artistic representation of a part of the Adler Planetarium’s new exhibit, Chicago’s Night Sky. If you traveled to a dark-sky park on a clear night to do some stargazing, you’d probably be able to see around 4,500 stars with your naked eye. On a clear night in Chicago, that number is more […]

Meet Adler Staff Star: Neil Adam!

Adler Staff Star: Meet Neil!

Saturday November 16th
Megan Lothamer

Editor’s Note: Updated in May 2023 to reflect more current and updated information. Neil Adam Former Exhibit Technician/Graphics What inspired you to be an Exhibits Technician? 10 years before coming to Adler, I worked at a sign shop. After hearing the Adler had an opening for someone with more of a graphics background, I was […]

Head Shot of Adler Staff Star: Orilla Fetro

Adler Staff Star: Meet Orilla!

Friday October 25th
Bianca Anderson

Orilla Fetro Exhibit 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 […]

Karen Donnelly | Executive Secretary | September Adler Staff Star

Adler Staff Star: Meet Karen!

Friday September 6th
Bianca Anderson

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 liked astronomy and […]


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