‘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
August 29, 2019Oak Park Telescope Night, Oak Park, IL8:00 – 9:00 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

Upcoming 'Scopes in the City Events

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

  • ‘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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