Skywatch Live

People sitting in seats looking up at a dome theater screen at a nighttime view of the Chicago skyline with hundreds of stars in the background behind the city

See Chicago’s magnificent night sky—constellations, stars, the Moon, and more as seen above the city on the day of your visit—without light pollution.

The Adler’s view of downtown Chicago is magnificent, but the lights of the city make it a little tough to see the ones in the sky. Our live presenters will turn down the city lights and crank up the stars to show you the night sky over Chicago like you’ve never seen it before. You’ll learn how to navigate by starlight, get to know the stars behind your favorite constellations, and witness the incomprehensible vastness of the universe without ever leaving your seat.

Our view of the real sky shifts each day as Earth makes its way around the Sun, and so does the model sky in Skywatch Live! Every day, the show matches the view of the sky directly over Chicago on that day, so you’ll get a new perspective on the universe every time you return.

Run Time: approximately 30 minutes


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