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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

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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

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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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Nerdy Nights: Best Events For Geeks In Chicago

From checking out the solar system to going head-to-head with other film buffs, there’s never been a better time to be a nerd in Chicago.

02/27/2013

Adler Planetarium

Adler Getting New Museum Leader

The Adler Planetarium is getting a new leader: a woman who describes herself as an amateur astronomer.

12/12/2012

Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt

Planetarium To Honor Anniversary Of Apollo 17

Three Apollo program astronauts will have their footprints set into concrete on Tuesday at the Adler Planetarium, in a ceremony to honor veterans of the final moon landing.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2012

A meteor enters the earth's atmosphere during the Perseid meteor shower early on August 13, 2009 in the northeastern village of Rotbuehl in Switzerland. The earth passed through the densest part of the dusty debris stream from Comet Swift-Tuttle / 109P in the night from August 12 to 13 2009. AFP PHOTO / Sebastian Derungs (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN DERUNGS/AFP/Getty Images)

Perseids Meteor Shower To Light Up The Sky Sunday Night

A free light show is on tap tonight, weather permitting, just above the horizon – as little pieces of a comet streak through Earth’s atmosphere.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2012

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. NASA said Thursday all was well ahead of its nail-biting mission to Mars, with its most advanced robotic rover poised to hunt for clues about past life and water on Earth's nearest planetary neighbor. On a two-year journey to seek out signs of environments that once sustained life, the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory and the largest and most sophisticated rover ever built, Curiosity, is set for August 6, 2012. (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Curiosity: More Than A Rover, Space Lab To Analyze Mars For Signs Of Life

An Adler Planetarium astronomer who said he’d go to Mars “in a heartbeat,” said he’s thrilled by what the rover Curiosity might find on the red planet.

08/06/2012

Mars Surface

Adler Planetarium To Televise Hunt For Life On Mars

The hunt for life beyond earth continues as rover curiosity heads for a Sunday landing on Mars.

WBBM Newsradio–08/02/2012

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