A practical travel guide for the best lodging, dining, transportation and attractions in Chicago, especially for travelers who have just 48 hours to visit America’s third largest city.
The Adler Planetarium is offering front row seats to watch the Perseid meteor shower Wednesday night.
Star gazing can be a bit of a challenge in the Chicago area because even when the sky is clear, light pollution makes it harder to pick out some constellations. Avoid that problem with these top five star and moon gazing locations.
Chicago’s warmer months can be a great time to have a picnic. Whether you’re taking in the skyline or just enjoying the outdoors after surviving another Chicago winter, there are some picnic areas in the city that stand out above the rest.
Here are five of the best reasons to turn spring break into a Chicago vacation or staycation.
The Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium will have free general admission for Illinois residents on Feb. 16, according to a statement from an Adler spokesman.
At least that is the name given to star cocoons spotted by volunteers who combed through infra-red photos of the Milky Way. WBBM’s John Cody reports.
The Adler Planetarium is trying to go where few non-profits have gone before: to crowdfunding for financial support. WBBM’s John Cody explains.
In the Chicago area, these five museum shops stand out because of their size and range of selection. They are accessible without having to pay admission.
Wind and technical problems held up the first attempt to launch NASA’s first deep space exploration vehicle on Thursday, but not Friday morning, as the unmanned Orion spacecraft rocketed into orbit 3,600 miles above the Earth.
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The planetarium will track the Rosetta Space Probe’s progress as it makes its final approach to Comet 67P on Wednesday.
The eclipse starts around 4:30 p.m., and peaks around 5:45 p.m. – just before sunset – when the moon will block out roughly half of the sun.
For the second time this year, Chicagoans were treated to a glimpse of a blood moon, when the moon turned red during a total lunar eclipse early Wednesday.
The following wonderful exhibits feed the curiosity gene with some answers, more questions and stimulating thoughts about life: past, present and future.
Our friends at the Adler Planetarium say everything is cool, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
Finding the perfect spot to picnic in Chicago is essential when some rest and relaxation are needed. Both families and couples will enjoy these best spots for picnics in Chicago.
Taking in a museum on a date gives you talking points beyond the trite astrological sign and six degrees of school or city separation.
“Destination Solar System” uses actual photographs and radar maps of the sun, the moon, and planets, as part of a tour of the solar system, in a half-hour show at the Grainger Sky Theater.
Best Upcoming Chicago Events: The Encyclopedia Show, Margaritas And Valentine’s Day Roses Covered In Liquid Nitrogen
With the thaw of this miserable weather, pretend your seasonal affective disorder has melted into the drain and get outta the house.