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.
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With the thaw of this miserable weather, pretend your seasonal affective disorder has melted into the drain and get outta the house.
While the Super Bowl might be much anticipated for some, not everyone is enthusiastic to watch the game. For those with young children or just adults who aren’t much of football fans, make the most of your Super Bowl Sunday with some alternative activities.
Christmas ornaments can be nostalgic, elegant, goofy or just plain gorgeous and these Chicago shops are known for some of the most original options.
These warm, clear evenings we’ve been having are a good time to look for the rings of Saturn, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Two icons of Chicago culture, The Adler Planetarium and The Field Museum, have been tightening budgets and refocusing missions. The Adler recently cut 15 staff positions and next year, 18 positions will be eliminated at The Field, mostly through attrition.
Officials at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago are breaking out the birthday cake to mark the 100th anniversary of the facility’s historic Atwood Sphere.
The Adler Planetarium in Chicago celebrates its 83rd Anniversary today. When it opened in 1930, Alder had the distinction of being the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. The institution is planning another first this year and some of its rarely-seen collections will be part of the show.
From burlesque shows to trivia nights, the Chicagoland area offers numerous opportunities for fans of the “Star Wars” films to celebrate May the Fourth.
Did you know that America’s first planetarium is right here in our own backyard? Max Adler, a Chicago business leader, founded the planetarium in 1930. And since then, the center has been a recognized leader in science education…
Chicago can be a vibrant city for people of all ages. Make sure to make the most of what Chicago has to offer for the older generation by taking advantage of the many discounts and venues that cater towards seniors.