Never miss out on all the cool space stuff that happens around the city again with our weekly updates. This week's cosmic happenings take us to the International Space Station and then back down to Earth for some cosmic viewing!
Space Station Expedition 56/57 Soyuz Launch, NASA TV, Wednesday, June 6th 5:15 a.m. CST
The next crew of the International Space Station will launch into space on Wednesday aboard a Soyuz from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA will televise the launch live on NASA TV.
Adler Summer Film Fest, Adler Planetarium, Now- September 3, 2018
Adler Planetarium will show a special selection of planetarium shows from around the world throughout the summer months, opening up a whole new world of space science and exploration to Chicagoans. Visit the Adler website for specific dates, times, and prices.
Adler Scopes in the City, Two Brothers Roundhouse, Tuesday June 5th, 2018, 9-10 p.m.
At Scopes in the City, Scopes in the City, Adler astronomers and staff host telescope star parties at designated spots in Chicago neighborhoods. You can view the entire schedule to find out when they visit your neighborhood, here.
Urban Astronomy with The Chicago Astronomer, Exelon Observatory on the 606 Trail, 1801 N Ridgeway Ave, Chicago, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
The Chicago Astronomer has been hosting public star parties and celestial viewing events all around the city of Chicago for several years. Parties at the 606 Trail are done in partnership with the Chicago Park District.
Cernan Space Center Month Skywatch & Free Public Star Party, Saturday, June 9, 2018, 7 p.m.
Cernan Earth and Space Center hosts a Monthly Skywatch featuring a presentation focused on the nighttime sky, recent discoveries, and space science. A free stay party follows the presentation, weather permitting, with telescopes provided by the Chicago Astronomical Society and Cernan Center staff. Learn more on the Cernan website.
Stargazing Through Telescopes, Kemil Beach, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, June 9th, 2018, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Members of the Chicago Astronomical Society, Michiana Astronomical Society, and Calumet Astronomical Society partner with the National Lakeshore rangers to host regular star parties every second Saturday of the month. You can find more details about these evenings on the Indiana Dunes National Seashore events calendar.
Coming up next week:
C2ST Speakeasy: Mission to Mars- Team Composition, Galway Arms Irish Bar & Restaurant in Lincoln Park, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 7 p.m.
Dr. Suzanne Bell will speak on the research she and her team are conducting in partnership with NASA and the U.S. Army to study how teams interact and respond to the challenge of living in extreme environments like those astronauts would experience on a mission to Mars. For tickets, visit C2ST.