Join us online for live coverage from Chicago’s Adler Planetarium starting at 11:40 a.m. Heading outside? Here are 12 places in and around Chicago where you can celebrate the eclipse.
A team led by Adler Planetarium astronomer Grace Wolf-Chase used a telescope instrument to discover infrared light undetectable to the human eye, revealing new stars in the Milky Way.
Are you ready to party like it’s 1925? That’s the last year Chicago experienced a solar eclipse like it will next month. To celebrate, the Adler Planetarium is hosting a daylong block party, and you’re invited.
Adler Planetarium astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz will spend the next year figuring out how humans can get along while exploring one of the more curious planets in our solar system: Mars.
Citizen scientists can help researchers discover new distant galaxies as part of the Adler-led Zooniverse project.
Northbrook native Beth Moses, chief astronaut instructor for the world's first commercial spaceline, returns to Chicago to receive Adler Planetarium's Women in Space Science Award.
NASA said earlier this week it had a major announcement coming Wednesday. What an announcement it turned out to be.
November’s full moon will be no ordinary sight. From Sunday evening through early morning on Tuesday, stargazers will be treated to a radiant lunar spectacle that hasn’t occurred to this degree since 1948.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk wants to create a colony on Mars. Assessing the challenges–and his chances of success.
Chicago Public School students can kick off their last week of freedom at one of several Chicago institutions. Learn more.
Peak activity for the Perseids is expected to be Thursday and Friday, according to NASA. The best time to view the meteors is between midnight and dawn, no telescope required.
Juno is set to uncover what Jupiter has been hiding. After a five-year, 1.75 billion mile voyage, NASA's spacecraft named after a Roman goddess successfully entered into orbit around the largest planet in our solar system Monday night.
He's best known for having killed Pluto, but astronomer Mike Brown may have found a replacement planet in the outer reaches of our solar system and it forms the basis of a new Adler Planetarium show.
Attendance was down 30 percent last year at the museum, largely due to its hugely popular retrospective of David Bowie's career–the museum's most-attended exhibition ever. Most other Chicago museums fared better, according to 2015 attendance data compiled by Museums in the Park.
For the first time in a decade, five planets will be visible at the same time in the pre-dawn sky – and you won't need a telescope to see them.
The Penn State astronomer will discuss his involvement in an astrological event from 2014 which many at the time speculated to be a sign of alien life.