Saturday, September 8, 2018
6:30 pm | Reception
8:00 pm | Dinner & Dancing
The Celestial Ball is the Adler Planetarium’s annual black-tie gala. Hosted by the Adler Women’s Board, this one-of-a-kind fundraiser supports everything we do. It helps our neighbors see Saturn through a telescope for the first time, our teens find a home in the scientific community, and our guests explore the farthest reaches of our Universe.
With the support of the business, civic, and philanthropic leaders who attend the Celestial Ball, the Adler invites every person on the planet to look up at the stars, wonder what might be, and turn impossible dreams into real mysteries we can solve together.
The Adler is pleased to recognize American hero, Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. and Magellan Corporation represented by its president, Bob Arthur.
For details about sponsorship opportunities, please see our sponsorship brochure!
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Evening Highlights
Event Committee Chairs
Pradip K. Patiath & James J. O’Connor, Jr.
Lisa H. Bertagna & Mihra Seta
Abbott | AbbVie | American Airlines | Aon | Susan & Bob Arthur | BMO Harris Bank | CNA Financial Corporation | Cressey & Company LP / Bryan Cressey | The Crown Family | Dover Corporation | Draper & Kramer, Incorporated / Forrest Bailey & Elisa Primavera-Bailey | Janet & Craig Duchossois | John & Cathie Estey | GCM Grosvenor | Horizon Pharma | JPMorgan Chase & Co. | Ray & Lisa Lewis | McKinsey & Company | Motorola Solutions | Dushan and Nancy A. Petrovich | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP / Seth & Trudy Jacobson | UL | Ulta Beauty | XL Catlin
As of August 17, 2018
Generous Support Provided By
Corporate Honorees 2003–Present
2016 S&C Electric
2015 BMO Harris Bank
2014 PNC Bank
2013 JPMorgan Chase
2012 Motorola Solutions
2011 PNC Bank as “Science Education Partner Awardee” (with “Special Recognition Awards” to Gensler and to McKinsey & Company)
2010 Charter One Bank
2009 Motorola/Motorola Foundation
2008 Illinois Tool Works
2006 (none – Adler’s 75th Anniversary)
2005 S&C Electric