Doane at Dusk | Sept. 27

At Doane at Dusk, guests will enjoy nighttime telescope viewings and related discussions with Adler Astronomers after museum hours on June 24th.

Home to the largest aperture 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, our guests will enjoy nighttime telescope viewings and related discussions with Adler Astronomers after museum hours.

This event runs from 7:30–9:00 pm. While free, this event does require a ticket. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, September 16.


Note: Doane at Dusk is weather permitting; please follow us on Twitter @AdlerPlanet for updates. Also, if capacity issues require, we reserve the option 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.

Observing Targets

Saturn, Neptune, several clusters

While we cannot guarantee that all observing targets will be viewable during Doane at Dusk, we will do our best to accommodate as many as possible, weather and attendance permitting.