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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