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May 15, 2013, 12:29 ET

Cosmic Wonder Opening Day Celebration May 17th -- Wonder, Observe, Discover At The Adler This Summer

 Celebrate the opening of the Adler's new show Cosmic Wonder and the summer-long programming, 100 Days of Wonder, with free solar observing...

Apr 25, 2013, 10:25 ET
This summer, take an exciting journey of discovery in Cosmic Wonder, opening May 17, 2013 at Chicago's Adler Planetarium.  In this live space show, the night sky reveals the mysteries of our Universe in the most immersive space environment ever created.  Leading edge technology allows you to experience the night sky like never before, bringing the Universe so close you can almost touch it. (c)Adler Planetarium.  (PRNewsFoto/Adler Planetarium)

Experience The Night Sky Like Never Before At The Adler

This summer, take an exciting journey of discovery as the world's most technologically advanced dome theater transforms into a virtual...

Dec 12, 2012, 06:00 ET
Dr. Michelle B. Larson.  (PRNewsFoto/Adler Planetarium)

Adler Planetarium Names Michelle B. Larson New President

The Board of Trustees of the Adler Planetarium has elected accomplished astrophysicist and experienced academic leader Michelle B. Larson, PhD, as...

Apr 23, 2012, 14:55 ET
On May 25, 2012, take off on a mind-blowing tour of the Universe in the Adler's new space adventure Welcome to the Universe!  Audiences travel a billion light-years and back in this live, guided tour unlike any other in the world.  Visitors explore the breathtaking, seemingly infinite Universe as they fly through space to orbit the Moon, zoom into a canyon on Mars, and soar through the cosmic web where a million galaxies shower down upon them in the most immersive space environment ever created. (C) Adler Planetarium.  (PRNewsFoto/Adler Planetarium)

Travel A Billion Light-Years and Back In the Newest Space Adventure at Chicago's Adler Planetarium

 On May 25, 2012, take a mind-blowing tour of the Universe like no other at the Adler Planetarium.  Welcome to the Universe is the next...

Mar 07, 2012, 15:17 ET

Adler Planetarium President Dr. Paul H. Knappenberger Jr. Announces Plans to Retire

Adler Planetarium President Paul H. Knappenberger Jr., Ph.D., announced today that he would step down at the end of 2012 after 21 years of...

Apr 25, 2011, 14:22 ET
On July 8, 2011, take off on a Deep Space Adventure at Chicago's Adler Planetarium! The centerpiece of Deep Space Adventure is the new Grainger Sky Theater, which offers audiences the most immersive, technologically enhanced theater experience ever developed. Featuring space imagery in the highest resolution and quality possible, audiences will encounter the Universe at a level of realism that can only be surpassed by actual space travel. Prepare to come aboard the observation deck of a futuristic starship for the ultimate visual and auditory experience!(PRNewsFoto/Adler Planetarium)

This Summer, Adler Planetarium Unveils the Grainger Sky Theater, the Most Technologically Advanced Theater in the World

Visitors take off on a Deep Space Adventure for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience On Friday, July 8, the Adler Planetarium will reveal a new,...

Mar 17, 2011, 11:54 ET
Architectural rendering by Gensler. (PRNewsFoto/Adler Planetarium)

Space Shuttle Chicago, National Treasure for World-Class City

The Adler Planetarium hopes to bring a Shuttle Orbiter to Chicago to inspire the next generation of explorers NASA to announce on April 12 where...

Jan 11, 2010, 17:43 ET

Last Call for Entries for Adler, ComEd 'Shoot for the Moon' Essay Contest

4th Annual Contest Sends One Winning Student and One Winning Teacher to Space Camp The countdown is underway for the 4th annual Shoot for the...

May 13, 2008, 01:00 ET

Big Bird and His Friends From Sesame Street Take Kids on an Incredible Journey Through the Sky in: One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, Beijing Planetarium,...

Dec 08, 1998, 00:00 ET

Ameritech Presents Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum $1 Million for New Ameritech Gallery

CHICAGO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Children of all ages will be exploring the Milky Way in the new Ameritech Gallery and learning about astronomy...

Feb 25, 1998, 00:00 ET

Adler Planetarium: Chicago to Experience Solar Eclipse

CHICAGO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather permitting, Chicago-area viewers will be able to see a partial solar eclipse beginning at 11:29 a.m. and...

Sep 17, 1997, 01:00 ET

Adler Planetarium: Radio Observations Track Giant Cosmic Gamma Ray Burst

CHICAGO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum astronomers will be available Wednesday, Sept. 17, to discuss the...

Sep 17, 1997, 01:00 ET

Adler Planetarium to Close for a Day, Sept. 30

CHICAGO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum will close to the public for one day, Sept. 30, during a switch of...