Adler Planetarium

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

New Adler Planetarium Exhibit

New Adler Exhibit Takes Visitors On Journey Of Universe

Need a summer vacation? How about a tour of the universe? And the best part is you won’t even have to leave Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2012

The planet Venus passes in front of the surface of the Sun on June 5, 2012. (Photo courtesy: Scott A. Froemming)

Eyes Turn To The Sky For Transit Of Venus

Hundreds of millions of people across the Earth found their eyes focused on another planet on Tuesday, as Venus passed directly in front of the Sun.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Street closures during the NATO Summit around the Museum Campus

Field Museum To Close Sunday, Monday During NATO Summit

The Field Museum as decided to join the other institutions on the Museum Campus and close on Sunday and Monday for the NATO Summit.

05/16/2012

John G Shedd Aquarium

Shedd, Adler, Art Institute To Close For 3 Days For NATO Summit

The Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago will be closed for three days on the weekend of the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

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Best Spots For A Mother’s Day Picnic

Why not try something different for Mother’s Day this year? Instead of a Mother’s Day brunch, a spa treatment or breakfast in bed, how about treating mom to a picnic outside to enjoy the weather and nature. Mom can kick back, relax and still enjoy spending time with her family. She’ll enjoy homemade sandwiches Dad can make with the kids, or if that’s too adventuresome there are plenty of places where you can pick up some nice sandwiches and sides to take along with you.

05/07/2012

Alien

Adler Planetarium Team Helps Open Search For Exterrestrial Life To The Public

The Adler Planetarium helped create a new Web tool, which allows the public to keep track of efforts to find out if there is intelligent life anywhere else in this vast universe.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

The Adler Planetariumis shown in downtow

Guide To The Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium, the first ever planetarium built in the U.S., has been wowing visitors with its unique take on space science education since 1930. Located on Chicago’s Northerly Island, it’s part of the Museum Campus together with the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. From the Big Bang to the stars over Chicago, the Adler will take you on a trip beyond our galaxy without having to don a cumbersome space suit…

02/25/2012

Asteroid

Huge Asteroid To Pass Close To Earth This Afternoon

A massive asteroid will be passing very close to earth, at least in astronomical terms, at 5:28 p.m. Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Field Museum

Quick Guide To Free Museum Days

Visiting Chicago’s museums is an enriching experience, but it can be prohibitively expensive. Most area museums schedule free days each year, and Illinois residents can take advantage of extra discounts. Read on for a round up of free days for the rest of 2011 – now you’ll know where to go the next time you have an unexpected day off.

10/24/2011

(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Family Guide To The South Loop

An eclectic combination of historical and hip sets the South Loop neighborhood apart from its fellows. The once barely inhabited industrial section of the city is now densely populated with a vibrant, young community of professionals, students and families.

09/09/2011

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Adler President: Time To Look Forward As Shuttle Program Ends

The president of the Adler Planetarium says he feels a sense of sadness that there will no longer be shuttles flying from earth to the International Space Station.

WBBM Newsradio–07/08/2011

Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium Launching New Ultra High-Def Sky Show

The Adler Planetarium has overhauled its sky show from a view of the heavens around Earth to a fly-through of the entire universe since the beginning of time.

WBBM Newsradio–07/06/2011

Adler Planetarium

Admission Fees To Go Up At Adler Planetarium

Admission fees at the Adler Planetarium are set to go up, now that powerful Ald. Edward Burke (14th) has dropped his opposition to an increase.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Space Shuttle Simulator

Simulator, But No Space Shuttle For Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium lost out on its bid to host one of the four retiring space shuttles on Tuesday, but it will be getting the next best thing: a shuttle simulator used to train astronauts.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

The Adler Planetariumis shown in downtow

Government Shutdown Would Delay Announcement Of NASA Shuttle Coming To Adler Planetarium

A government shutdown would put the brakes on plans by NASA to announce the winners of three retired space shuttles. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports… the Adler Planetarium is in the running.

WBBM Newsradio–04/08/2011

An artist's rendering of the space shuttle at the Adler Planetarium. (Credit: Adler Plantarium)

Adler Planetarium Makes Bid For NASA Space Shuttle

The Adler Planetarium is mounting a campaign to land one of NASA’s retired space shuttle orbiters.

03/17/2011

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