‘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!


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
April 17, 2019Bennett Day School, Chicago, IL – Cancelled due to inclement weather7:30 – 8:30 pm
April 25, 2019Scoville Park with Oak Park Telescope Night, Oak Park , IL8:00 – 9:00 pm
April 27, 2019Earth Day, Beubien Woods, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Chicago, IL10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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, IL 7:30 – 9:00 pm
June 7, 2019Plank Road Taproom, Elgin, IL 9:00 – 10:30 pm
July 19, 2019Solemn Oath Brewery, Naperville, IL 9:00 – 10:30 pm
August 7, 2019Warrenville Public Library, Warrenville, IL7:30 – 8:30 pm
August 29, 2019Oak Park Telescope Night, Fox Park, Oak Park, IL 8:00 – 9:00 pm
September 6, 2019Back to School with STEM and the Stars 2 at Eisenhower Academy, Joliet, IL 5:30 – 7:30 pm
September 10, 2019Dovetail Taproom, Chicago, IL 7:30 – 9:00 pm
September 21, 2019Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, St. Charles, IL 8:00 – 9:00 pm
September 23, 2019Fall Equinox on the 606, Chicago, IL 8:00 – 9:00 pm
September 25, 2019Chinatown Library, Chicago, IL 7:00 – 8:00 pm
October 18, 2019Stars, Stories, and S’mores, Erickson Woods, Winnetka, IL 5:00 – 8:00 pm
November 15, 2019Stories, and S’mores, Caldwell Woods Warming Shelter, Chicago,IL 5:00 – 8:00 pm
December 6, 2019Stars, Stories, and S’mores, Swallow Cliff Woods, Palos Park, IL 5:00 – 8:00 pm

* Non-Chicago Botanic Garden members who arrive by car before sunset will need to pay to park.

Upcoming 'Scopes in the City Events

  • ‘Scopes in the City: Bennett Day School, Chicago, IL | April 17 | CANCELLED

    Free Event
  • ‘Scopes in the City: Scoville Park with Oak Park Telescope Night, Oak Park, IL | April 25

    Free Event
  • ‘Scopes in the City: Earth Day, Beubien Woods, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Chicago, IL | April 27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free Event

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