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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.
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.
It's an idea that's been swirling around for some 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."
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new exhibit "Deep Space Adventure" at Adler Planetarium in Chicago includes depictions of the surface of a fictional planet as imagined by scientists.
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.
Set your alarm clock for 1:40 a.m. 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.
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