‘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! To submit a suggestion for our 2020 season, 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
October 18, 2019Stars, Stories, and S’mores, Erickson Woods, Winnetka, IL5:00 – 8:00 pm
November 4, 2019West Lawn Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL6:00 – 7:30 pm
November 5, 2019Albany Park Branch, Chicago Public Library6:00 – 7:30 pm
November 7, 2019Kelly Branch, Chicago Public Library6:00 – 7:30 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

Upcoming 'Scopes in the City Events

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

  • ‘Scopes in the City: West Lawn Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL | Nov. 4

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Albany Park Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL | Nov. 5

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Kelly Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL | Nov. 7

  • 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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