Perseid Meteor Shower: When and Where to See it in Chicago

Perseid Meteor Shower: When and Where to See it in Chicago
The Perseid meteor shower is the best and brightest meteor shower of the year, and because it passes through in the warm summer months, it’s the best chance at seeing a shower in Chicago. Find out how to see the meteor shower in Chicago and where to look, below. What is the Perseid meteor shower? ... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 7th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 7th, 2019
This week, get out into the city of Chicago to try some stargazing with friendly astronomers, explore the cosmos at a museum, or join in on an activity that might ignite a new passion for the night sky. Take advantage of the last of our warm summer days and spend your evenings getting to know... Read more »

How to Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Chicago

How to Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Chicago
50 years ago man launched, landed, and stepped out onto the surface of the Moon, and Chicago is commemorating the event with Apollo 11 celebrations all over the city. From star parties to science festivals to speaker panels, there is a way for everyone to remember the anniversary of this incredible mission. In addition to... Read more »
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PHOTOS: New Life for Apollo Mission Control Center

Former Flight Director Gene Kranz speaks of his time in Mission Control during the Apollo missions to a crowded auditorium at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tx.

Photo Credit: Michael Galindo
On July 1st, 2019 NASA’s Historic Mission Control Room reopened for public tours after a two year restoration was completed. The Mission Operations Control Room or MOCR, controlled it’s first mission in 1965 during Gemini 4. That mission saw the first manned spacewalk for the United States. From 1968 through 1972 the MOCR would control... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 8th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 8th, 2019
This week in space brings star parties and a special space art project to Chicago. Astronomers, clubs, and educators are taking advantage of the great weather to help you learn to enjoy the night sky. Mark your calendars and join in on the best space events happening this week in Chicago. Scopes in the City, Horner Park,... Read more »

NASA's Ascent Abort-2 Test Successfully Launched From Cape Canaveral

NASA's Ascent Abort-2 Test Successfully Launched From Cape Canaveral
NASA performed a successful test of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for the Orion spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early Tuesday morning. The test is critical to the success of the Artemis program, ensuring a safe flight for astronauts that will one day launch to the Moon and then Mars in Orion. The... Read more »
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What's Happening This Week in Space: June 10, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 10, 2019
It’s officially observing season in Chicago, and a lot of night sky observing is happening this week in space. If you are new to observing, absolutely find a club or other public star party in or around Chicago to attend. Want to explore space indoors? Chicago museums have plenty to do this week in space,... Read more »

This Week in Space Photos: Mars Clay, X-Ray Sky, Jezero Crater, & SLS

This Week in Space Photos: Mars Clay, X-Ray Sky, Jezero Crater, & SLS
The SLS Core Stage arrives in Alabama, Curiosity finds Clay on Mars, Jezero Crater is selected as the Mars 2020 landing site, and a Russian Cosmonaut gets a special birthday tribute, these are just some of the incredible space events captured this week in photos. Each of these photos documents the progression of our space... Read more »

This Week in Space Photos: Boeing, Starlink, Marsquakes, & Mars 2020

This Week in Space Photos: Boeing, Starlink, Marsquakes, & Mars 2020
Boeing’s Starliner completes a hotfire test, view InSight seismic data, SpaceX launches 60 satellites, and on this day JFK calls for a commitment to land a man on the Moon, these are just some of the incredible space events captured this week in photos. Each of these events highlights missions results and space events that... Read more »
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Watch the Next SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch the Starlink Mission

Watch the Next SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch the Starlink Mission
SpaceX is launching its Starlink mission onboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Falcon 9 is carrying 60 Starlink satellites which are the first satellites being launched to create the company’s very own next gen internet network. The SpaceX Starlink Mission is scheduled for no earlier than 9:30... Read more »