Doane At Dusk

A young boy peers into a telescope in the Doane Observatory.

Home to the largest reflecting telescope available to the public in the Chicagoland area, the Adler’s Doane Observatory provides visitors a unique opportunity to see a variety of celestial objects like the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and more!  At Doane at Dusk, guests will enjoy nighttime telescope viewings and related discussions with Adler Astronomers after museum hours.

These events are FREE and open to the public. This program is currently on pause while the museum is closed to COVID-19. Check back for updates!

Note: Doane at Dusk is weather permitting; please follow us on Twitter @AdlerPlanet for updates!

Also, if capacity issues require, we reserve the right to close the guest line prior to the stated end time of the event so those ahead of that point can get into the Observatory by event’s end.


A special thank you to the Founding Donor of our public observing programs, The Petrovich Family


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