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The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft takes off from its launchpad on December 5, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The heavy-lift rocket will boost the unmanned Orion capsule to an altitude of 3,600 miles, and returning for a splashdown west of Baja California after a four and half hour flight.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Space Enthusiasts Watch Historic Orion Launch At Adler Planetarium

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.

12/05/2014

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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: December 1st – 7th

Check out the Priceless Things To Do this week in Chicago, week of December 1st-7th.

12/01/2014

Using the CIVA camera on Rosetta’s Philae lander, the spacecraft have snapped a ‘selfie’ at comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The image was taken on 7 September from a distance of about 50 km from the comet, and captures the side of the Rosetta spacecraft and one of Rosetta’s 14 m-long solar wings, with 67P/C-G in the background. Two images with different exposure times were combined to bring out the faint details in this very high contrast situation. (Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA)

Adler Planetarium To Monitor Craft’s Comet Landing

The planetarium will track the Rosetta Space Probe’s progress as it makes its final approach to Comet 67P on Wednesday.

11/06/2014

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Partial Solar Eclipse To Grace Chicago Skies Today

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.

10/23/2014

The moon turns red during a total lunar eclipse in the sky above Chicago early Wednesday, creating a "blood moon" for the second time this year. (Credit: Twitter/Nick Ulivieri/@ChiPhotoGuy)

“Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse Greets Early Risers

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.

10/08/2014

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Best Science Exhibits In Chicago

The following wonderful exhibits feed the curiosity gene with some answers, more questions and stimulating thoughts about life: past, present and future.

08/11/2014

Full Moon

Friday The 13th, Combined With A Full Moon And Solar Flares — Reason To Worry?

Our friends at the Adler Planetarium say everything is cool, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

06/12/2014

(Photo Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo's Facebook)

Best Spots For Picnics In Chicago

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.

05/30/2014

Isa Genzken Retrospective (Photo Credit: mcachicago.org)

Best Museums For Dates 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.

05/26/2014

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“Destination Solar System” At Adler Offers Closer Look At Planetary Neighborhood

“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.

05/13/2014

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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.

02/19/2014

(Credit: Edward Durbin Photography / Cosley Zoo's Facebook)

Five Kid-Friendly Alternatives To The Super Bowl In Chicago

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.

01/24/2014

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Best Places For Unique Christmas Ornaments In Chicago

Christmas ornaments can be nostalgic, elegant, goofy or just plain gorgeous and these Chicago shops are known for some of the most original options.

12/10/2013

Photo of Saturn taken by Larry Ciupik with a telescope from the Adler Planetarium's Doane Observatory.

Sky Watchers To Get Best View Of Saturn In 10 Years

These warm, clear evenings we’ve been having are a good time to look for the rings of Saturn, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

07/17/2013

Field Museum photographed by John Weinstein (Credit: The Field Museum's facebook)

Belt Tightening At Field And Adler, But Finances Not Dire

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.

07/07/2013

The Atwood Sphere exhibit at the Adler Planetarium. (Credit: Adler Planetarium)

Atwood Sphere Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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.

06/05/2013

Opening day for the Adler Planetarium on May 12, 1930. (Photo supplied by the Adler Planetarium)

Adler Planetarium Celebrates 83rd Anniversary

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.

05/12/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Star Wars In Chicago

From burlesque shows to trivia nights, the Chicagoland area offers numerous opportunities for fans of the “Star Wars” films to celebrate May the Fourth.

04/22/2013

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See What’s New At The Adler Planetarium

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…

03/27/2013

Mark Gonka, a lead keeper for the Chicago Zoological Society offers a heart-shaped ice treat to Tapeko, one of Brookfield Zoo’s bottlenose dolphins, for Valentine’s Day... (Credit: Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society)

Best Places To Entertain Grandparents On A Budget In Chicago

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.

02/28/2013

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