Museum Campus Organizations Announce Plan-A-Visit Information For NASCAR Chicago Race Weekend And Shoulder Days
Header Image: Museum Campus in the fall at sunset. Image Credit: @nickcrvwford In response to final plans released by City and event organizers for the 2023 NASCAR Chicago Street Race, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum are sharing updates to assist guests in how to plan a visit and access Museum Campus before, during and […]
Operation Airlift: 3…2…1… Liftoff to Engineering!
What do you get when you mix an indoor soccer field, 500 cubic feet of helium, 100 middle schoolers, endless duct tape, 40 Adler staff and volunteers, 150 boxed lunches, and a pile of Snap Circuits? Why, Operation Airlift, of course!
Adler Skywatch: April 2023
Header image: A composite of eleven pictures showing the progression of a total solar eclipse. [ Image credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani), edited by the Adler Planetarium ] An entire day is dedicated to celebrating the planet we know best this month, April 2023. Don’t forget to celebrate Earth Day on April 22; and while you’re at […]
Adler Skywatch: March 2023
Header Image: The 2013 spring equinox, as seen from space. Image Credit: Nasa/ Earth Observer, edited by the Adler Planetarium Possibly the most photogenic planetary pairing of the year kicks-off this month, March 2023. Here’s your stargazing guide to view the Venus-Jupiter Conjunction, the spring equinox and other celestial events. Venus and Jupiter Conjunction Just […]
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 […]
Adler Skywatch: February 2023
Header image: The bright planets, Venus and Jupiter, are close in the sky, nearby a bright Moon. Image taken on June 30, 2015. Composite image credit and copyright: Wang, Letian The two brightest planets and a once-in-a-lifetime comet are among the sky highlights of the shortest month of the year, February 2023. Here’s your stargazing […]
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 […]
Adler Skywatch: January 2023
Header Image: An illustration of the December 2021 Geminid meteor shower. Image Credit: NASA Editor’s Note: This blog has been updated to include information about Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) 2023 opens with Earth’s closest approach to the Sun and a potential showy meteor shower. These events and more are among the sky highlights of this […]
Adler Skywatch: December 2022
Header Image: Mars reappears on the right side of the moon after an occultation. Image credit: Sergio Scauso An occultation, a meteor shower, a solstice, a planet parade, and Mars’ brightest appearance of the year highlight this month, December 2022. Here’s your stargazing guide for spotting celestial events. Mars and The Moon – A Rare […]
Adler Skywatch: November 2022
Header Image: Total lunar eclipse on July 7, 2018. Here’s your stargazing guide for November 2022 to help you spot planets and celestial events—including a total lunar eclipse visible in Chicago! Time To Set Your Clocks Back Daylight Saving Time ends on November 6, at 2:00 am local time. This is the day to set […]
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