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A 48 Hour Guide To Chicago

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.

08/21/2015

Perseid meteor shower  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Adler Planetarium Hosting Perseids Watch Party In Wheaton

The Adler Planetarium is offering front row seats to watch the Perseid meteor shower Wednesday night.

08/12/2015

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Best Places To Go Star And Moon Gazing Near Chicago

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.

07/18/2015

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Best Places To Go On A Picnic In Chicago

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.

04/17/2015

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Five Reasons To Visit Chicago For Spring Break

Here are five of the best reasons to turn spring break into a Chicago vacation or staycation.

03/07/2015

Shedd Aquarium

Adler, Field, Shedd Offer Free Admission On Presidents Day

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.

02/13/2015

Volunteers using the web-based Milky Way Project brought star-forming
features, nicknamed “yellowballs,” to the attention of researchers (Courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Where Do Stars Come From? Space ‘Yellow Balls,’ Of Course

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.

01/30/2015

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Adler Planetarium Shoots For Moon Exhibit Funding With Crowdsourcing Campaign

The Adler Planetarium is trying to go where few non-profits have gone before: to crowdfunding for financial support. WBBM’s John Cody explains.

01/21/2015

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Best Museum Gift Shops In Chicago

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.

12/29/2014

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

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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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