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Adler Teen Programs Manager, Chris Bresky, and a group of teens smile while posing for a picture.

Adler Teen Programs offer a variety of after-school activities that inspire and train teens currently enrolled in high school to become space enthusiasts and science ambassadors. Through Adler programming, Chicagoland teens are able to contribute to real scientific research, participate in life-enriching programming, and provide a diverse voice and perspective to the Adler. Adler teens are empowered to share their unique perspectives and contribute to the Adler community.

With programs that fit a wide variety of interests and needs, the Adler has something to offer all teens. In 2019, the Adler became the first planetarium in space thanks to the work of teens in our ThinSat program. We are also the first organization of any kind to conduct a light pollution survey of the sky over Chicago—with local teens at the helm! We also offer after-school resume workshops, professional development opportunities, and so much more.

Explore teen opportunities at the Adler!

Stay In Our Orbit

Follow the Adler Teens on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date on all of the stellar projects they’re working on throughout the year! Don’t forget to also check out all of the blogs our Adler Teens have written.

Hear Directly From Adler Teens

Watch Adler Astronomy Live recaps that highlight the work our Adler Teens have done to protect our dark night skies and find meteorites in Lake Michigan!


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