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Dr. Jose Fransciso Salgado

Dr. Jose Fransciso Salgado

Astronomer Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado will be a part of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra's "Stargazing" concert Oct. 24 in Crown Point.

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Summer camps offer enrichment for kids

Pretty soon the kids will be out of school and their parents will be looking for activities to keep them busy.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hoosier actor 'in the money' with new stage role

OFFBEAT: Hoosier actor 'in the money' with new stage role

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 27, 2013 12:00 am

Adler Planetarium marks sphere's 100th anniversary

CHICAGO | Officials at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago are breaking out the birthday cake to mark the 100th anniversary of the facility's historic Atwood Sphere.

June 05, 2013 6:15 pm
Snowflake from Chicago's Adler Planetarium's New "World's Largest Snow Globe" Show

Snowflake from Chicago's Adler Planetarium's New "World's Largest Snow Globe" Show

The Adler Planetarium's immersive giant snow globe experience uses high resolution photos of actual snowflakes collected and photographed by Kenneth Libbrecht, creator of SnowCrystals.com. The show opens Nov. 16 and continues through Jan. 6, 2013.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am
Shaking Things Up: Adler ready to unveil world's 'largest snow globe' this month

Shaking Things Up: Adler ready to unveil world's 'largest snow globe' this month

It's an idea that's been swirling around for some time.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am
"The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time"

"The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time"

Interactive displays and a glowing showcase of the highlights of the universe are in the spotlight for Chicago's Adler Planetarium's new permanent exhibit "The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time."

July 22, 2012 12:00 am
Grainger Sky Theater at Adler Planetarium

Grainger Sky Theater at Adler Planetarium

The intimate and yet seemingly all-encompassing Grainger Sky Theater at Chicago's Adler Planetarium is hosting a new show called "Welcome to the Universe" through May 3, 2015. The space ranks as the most technologically advanced theater in the world.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am
Sky's (not) the limit

Sky's (not) the limit

Networks of "city lights" are visible from space as one of the first welcoming signs back to Earth for space travelers who take the "Welcome to the Universe" journey in The Grainger Sky Theater at Chicago's Adler Planetarium.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am
Sky's (not) the limit

Sky's (not) the limit

From the landscape of the moon, there's the vantage point of seeing "the earth rise," just one of the showcased moments of the new show "Welcome to the Universe" in The Grainger Theater at Adler Planetarium in Chicago and continuing until May 3.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am
'Welcome to the Universe' Show at Adler Planetarium

'Welcome to the Universe' Show at Adler Planetarium

"Welcome to the Universe" allows visitors to Adler Planetarium in Chicago to travel the galaxy during a 25-minute show experience journey touring the vast skies, stars and planets from the audience seats in the Grainger Sky Theater.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am
Adler's new 'Welcome to the Universe' offers visitors a trip beyond the stars and planets

Adler's new 'Welcome to the Universe' offers visitors a trip beyond the stars and planets

Adler Planetarium astronomer Mark SubbaRao considers it a high compliment when he hears visitors leaving the Adler's latest show "Welcome to the Universe" and saying it "gave them perspective."

May 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Deep Space Adventure Logo

Deep Space Adventure Logo

After nearly three years of research, planning and production, Adler Planetarium in Chicago is unveiling the new "Deep Space Adventure" exhibit to the public today, July 8, 2011.

July 08, 2011 12:00 am
Dual Galaxies and Planet

Dual Galaxies and Planet

Gathered research and data was used by the producers of the new "Deep Space Adventure" exhibit to create a simulated space travel experience for guests at Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

July 08, 2011 12:00 am
Space Portal Entrance to Grainger Sky Theater

Space Portal Entrance to Grainger Sky Theater

A winding corridor serves as the space portal entrance to the new "Deep Space Adventure" star and planet film display in the Grainger Sky Theater at Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

July 08, 2011 12:00 am
A Family Experience

A Family Experience

Guests of every age will enjoy a range of interactive displays in the Clark Family Welcome Gallery, preparing guests for their space exploration experience for "Deep Space Adventure" prior to entering the Grainger Sky Theater.

July 08, 2011 12:00 am
Deep Space Adventure Depiction of Fictional Planet Surface

Deep Space Adventure Depiction of Fictional Planet Surface

The new exhibit "Deep Space Adventure" at Adler Planetarium in Chicago includes depictions of the surface of a fictional planet as imagined by scientists.

July 08, 2011 12:00 am
New space to explore at Adler's 'Deep Space Adventure'

New space to explore at Adler's 'Deep Space Adventure'

Using the most advanced technology available, and partnering with leading scientists, engineers and designers, Chicago's Adler Planetarium has created a thrilling adventure to inspire visitors of all ages.

July 08, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Witness a total lunar eclipse early Tuesday

Witness a total lunar eclipse early Tuesday

Set your alarm clock for 1:40 a.m. Tuesday.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am
Witness a total lunar eclipse early Tuesday

Witness a total lunar eclipse early Tuesday

If the weather permits, you can witness a total lunar eclipse in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday over Greater Chicago and North America. The Adler Planetarium is a hub of eclipse-centric activities, hosting a free lunar eclipse party from 11 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Tuesday.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am
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