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Adler Planetarium

This Zoo Needs Your Help Spying On Animals

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green

In an effort to better understand the animals around us, wildlife researchers in Chicago are reaching out to the public to help them make progress on ...

LOOK: Adler Planetarium Show Offers Unique Look At The Winter Sky

Posted 12.16.2013 | Chicago

On any given night here in Chicago, light pollution makes it difficult for us to get much of a look at the stars above, but (thankfully) we're also ho...

Women in STEM: Be a Verb

Dr. Michelle Larson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Michelle Larson

My personal journey feels less orchestrated and more like the random orchestra I created for a computer programming assignment in college.

Want To Catch The Transit Of Venus In Chicago? Adler Hosts Viewing Party

Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

Chicago-area sky gazers preparing for the transit of Venus are in luck: All signs point to the Midwest having a good view of the rare celestial event ...

Windy City Travel Plans? Read Our Guide To Chicago Family Vacations

The Huffington Post | Dorothy Gannon | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Chicago can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've ...

Weekend Plans: John Waters, A Naked Bike Ride & More

The Huffington Post | Ashley Henshaw and Joe Erbentraut | Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

Is there anything better than a June weekend? The farmer's markets are open, there are festivals galore and you don't even need to bring your parka (w...

Adler Planetarium Gets Consolation Prize In Bid For Space Shuttle

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

NASA's three remaining space shuttles will go to Cape Canaveral, Los Angeles and suburban Washington when the program ends this summer, the space agen...

Next Week: Three Great Lakefront Museums With Free Days

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you've been looking for an excuse to get down to some of Chicago's great lakefront museums, next week will provide the perfect one: they'll be free...

Adler Planetarium Could Get Retired NASA Space Shuttle

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Paul Knappenberger, president of Adler Planetarium, has confirmed that the lakefront institution is one of 21 in the U.S. under consideration by NASA ...

Chicago Museums Offering Free Days Throughout The Summer

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Looking to expand your horizons, but don't want to spend much money? Several of the city's attractions offer admissions-free days and even weeks. ...

Star Of Wonder: Adler Planetarium Show To Be Retired

suntimes.com | By MARY HOULIHAN Mhoulihan@suntimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since the mid-1930s, "Star of Wonder" has been a holiday staple at the Adler Planetarium. The museum's longest-running sky show, it examines theories ...

Adler Planetarium To Get Nearly $1M For Projector Ridiculed By McCain

Chicago Tribune | Joel Hood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The $410 billion stimulus bill signed by President Obama this week includes about $900,000 for the Adler Planetarium for the "overhead projector" that...

The Adler Planetarium and McCain's Fake War on Earmarks

Jules Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jules Siegel

McCain's slur about the Adler projector reveals both the slovenly nature of his campaign's opposition research as well as a disconnect from reality. This is a high-tech scientific educational project, not an entertainment device.

Obama's Planetarium Projector Earmark Explained

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

John McCain accused Barack Obama of a seemingly outlandish request for Chicago's planetarium during the second presidential debate Tuesday, saying tha...