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In this video we visit the Adler Planetarium, the Western Hempisphere’s first planetarium!

Founded by Max Adler in 1930 and architected by Ernest Grunsfeld, Jr in the Art Deco style, the Adler Planetarium and Astronomical Museum has taught Chicagoans about the universe on the shore of Lake Michigan for decades.

Here are some of the Adler’s exhibits, each of which is interactive and informative :

Chicago’s Night Sky Mission

Moon Our Solar System

Doane Observatory – as of 2020 with a brand new telescope, the largest telescope in Chicago that is available to the public

Space Visualization Lab

Astronomy in Culture

The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time

Telescopes: Through the Looking Glass

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