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APR
2016
Earth Day Earthfest celebration

Celebrate Earth Day at the Adler’s Earthfest Party

This year Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and what better way to celebrate than to head over to the Adler Planetarium for Earthfest, a weekend-long party exploring this marvelous planet we call home. The Adler has partnered with WBEZ to create some exciting and engaging programs,...
22
DEC
2015
American astronaut floating in front of the moon

Apollo Astronauts Gene Cernan & Jim Lovell Premier New Documentary at the Adler Planetarium

It’s been forty-three years since man last walked on the moon. In December 1972 Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the lunar surface, leaving his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the moon’s dust. The Gemini and Apollo astronauts are the stuff of...
22
SEP
2015
Adler Planetarium's Galaxy Ride - Lucianne Walkowicz

From Earth to the Andromeda Galaxy: The Ultimate Bike Ride

In just three days the Adler Planetarium will complete its 300-mile bike ride from Chicago to St. Louis, a journey that represents the distance from Earth to the Andromeda Galaxy. The Galaxy Ride was part of the Adler’s community outreach program and was designed to bring...
29
JUL
2015
Chicago downtown aerial panorama

Why Did NASA Choose Chicago? Do You Agree with Their Reasons?

Chicago has played host to some major events this year, including the NFL Draft and the James Beard Awards. Lately, it feels like the city has been working to reassert its relevance and entice organizations that may not have originally considered Chicago a viable location for...
14
JUL
2015

NASA Comes to Chicago and Asks Us to Consider Life on Other Planets

Last month, NASA hosted their Astrobiology Science Conference at the Chicago Hilton Hotel. For those of you who may not be familiar with astrobiology – it’s rarely included in elementary science curriculum – it is a multidisciplinary field of science that...
14
JUL
2015

NASA Astrobiology Science Conference Photo Gallery

Read More About the NASA Astrobiology Science Conference  
12
JUN
2015
Portals to galactic wonder

Explore the Night Sky: 8 Astronomical Observatories Within a 3 Hour Drive of Chicago

Do you feel a sense of wonder when you look up at the night sky? As stars look down on us from millions of light years away, as the moon keeps its steady vigilance every month, as satellites graze through the upper levels of our atmosphere, do you ever consider the relativity of...
11
JUN
2015

Mission Moon at Adler Planetarium Shows Chicago Real Life Space Exploration

“We choose to go to the Moon!” — President John F Kennedy. Come celebrate the 45th anniversary of America’s first foray into space with the Adler Planetarium’s new Mission Moon exhibit. Mission Moon is a fun, interactive and inspirational exhibit that follows the...
09
JUN
2015
Earth Day Earthfest celebration

Cosmic Chicago: 12 Awesome SciFi Movies Playing Around Chicago This Summer

Looking to satisfy your need for SciFi adventures this summer? Check out these 12 awesome movies playing around Chicago. Live vicariously through the likes of Marty McFly, Peter Quill, and the Ghostbusters. Will you see all 12? Share your favorite SciFi movies with us. Did your...
05
JUN
2015

Conduct Space Experiments in Adler Planetarium’s New Design Lab

What do 600 ounces of marshmallows, 10,000 Popsicle sticks, 12,000 yards of duct tape and a healthy supply of bubble wrap all have in common? No, it isn’t part of the world’s weirdest camping trip; it’s science. As part of its Summer of Science, The Adler Planetarium will roll...
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