‘Scopes In The City

Adler astronomers and educators are bringing the museum—and the Universe—a little closer to you with 'Scopes In The City!

Adler astronomers and educators are bringing the museum—and the Universe—a little closer to you! With ‘Scopes in the City, Adler astronomers and staff lead free telescope observing programs in Chicago neighborhoods. Depending on the dates, times and locations of the ‘Scopes in the City events, attendees may be able to observe the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and more!

Because all ‘Scopes in the City events are weather permitting, please follow us on Twitter @AdlerPlanet or search #ScopesintheCity for updates. You never know where our telescopes will pop up next!

For more information about ‘Scopes in the City, visit our FAQ!

Interested in Hosting?

Our ‘Scopes in the City schedule is full for 2019. Check out where we’ll be below! We are now accepting suggestions for locations & dates in 2020. To be considered, please fill out this form.


The Adler Planetarium is grateful to our founding donor the Petrovich Family Foundation, as well as U.S. Bank for supporting ‘Scopes in the City.

'SCOPES IN THE CITY SCHEDULE

 

DateLocationTime
May 13, 2019Kellogg Elementary School, Chicago, IL8:00 – 9:00 pm
May 17, 2019Sand Ridge Nature Center, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, South Holland, IL7:30 – 9:00 pm
June 1, 2019Solemn Oath Brewery’s Oath Day*, Naperville, IL4:00 – 10:00 pm
June 7, 2019Plank Road Taproom, Elgin, IL9:00 – 10:30 pm
July 12, 2019West Lawn Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL1:00 – 2:30 pm
July 19, 2019Solemn Oath Brewery, Naperville, IL9:00 – 10:30 pm
July 19, 2019Thurgood Marshall Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL1:00 – 2:30 pm
July 25, 20195 Rabbit Cerveceria, Bedford Park, IL8:30 – 9:45 pm
July 26, 2019Wrightwood-Ashburn Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL1:00 – 2:30 pm
July 29, 2019Two Brothers Roadhouse, Aurora, IL9:00 – 10:00 pm
August 2, 2019Kelly Branch, Chicago Library, Chicago, IL1:00 – 2:30 pm
August 7, 2019Warrenville Public Library, Warrenville, IL7:30 – 8:30 pm
August 9, 2019Coleman Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL1:00 – 2:30 pm
August 29, 2019Oak Park Telescope Night, Oak Park, IL8:00 – 9:00 pm
September 6, 2019Back to School with STEM and the Stars 2 at Eisenhower Academy, Joliet, IL5:30 – 7:30 pm
September 10, 2019Dovetail Taproom, Chicago, IL7:30 – 9:00 pm
September 21, 2019Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, St. Charles, IL8:00 – 9:00 pm
September 23, 2019Fall Equinox on the 606, Chicago, IL7:15 – 9:00 pm
September 25, 2019Chinatown Library, Chicago, IL7:00 – 8:00 pm
October 18, 2019Stars, Stories, and S’mores, Erickson Woods, Winnetka, IL5:00 – 8:00 pm
November 15, 2019Stories, and S’mores, Caldwell Woods Warming Shelter, Chicago,IL5:00 – 8:00 pm
December 6, 2019Stars, Stories, and S’mores, Swallow Cliff Woods, Palos Park, IL5:00 – 8:00 pm

*Tickets are required for this event. Purchase your ticket here.

Upcoming 'Scopes in the City Events

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Kellogg Elementary School, Chicago, IL | May 13

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Sand Ridge Nature Center, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, South Holland, IL | May 17

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Solemn Oath Brewery’s Oath Day, Naperville, IL | June 1

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Plank Road Taproom, Elgin, IL | June 7

  • ‘Scopes in the City: West Lawn Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL | July 12

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Solemn Oath Brewery, Naperville, IL | July 19

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Thurgood Marshall Branch, Chicago Public Library | July 19

  • ‘Scopes in the City: 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Bedford Park, IL | July 25

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Wrightwood-Ashburn Branch, Chicago Public Library | July 26

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Two Brothers Roundhouse, Aurora, IL | July 29

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Kelly Branch, Chicago Public Library | Aug. 2

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Warrenville Public Library, Warrenville, IL | Aug. 7

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Coleman Branch, Chicago Public Library | Aug. 9

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Oak Park Telescope Night, Oak Park, IL | Aug. 29

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Back to School with STEM and the Stars 2 at Eisenhower Academy, Joliet, IL | Sept. 6

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Dovetail Taproom, Chicago, IL | Sept. 10

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, St. Charles, IL | Sept. 21

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Fall Equinox on the 606, Chicago, IL | Sept. 23

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Chinatown Library, Chicago, IL | Sept. 25

  • Stars, Stories, and S’mores, Erickson Woods, Winnetka, IL | Oct. 18

  • Stars, Stories, and S’mores, Caldwell Woods Warming Shelter, Chicago, IL | Nov. 15

  • Stars, Stories, and S’mores, Swallow Cliff Woods, Palos Park, IL | Dec. 6

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