Chicago's best science museums are all offering free admission days this week, giving you the perfect excuse to explore space! Every event happening this week in space offers an option for everyone in the family.
Free Sundays in September MSI, Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry and The Walt Disney Company are offering free admission to all its guests on Sundays in September - September 9, 16, 23 and 30. You can view the offer here: MSI Special Offer
Adler Discount Days, The Adler Planetarium, September 9-16
The Adler Planetarium discount days are reserved for Illinois residents, and your ID will get you free general admission. You can view info here: Adler Planetarium Special Offers
Public Observing at Dearborn Observatory, Northwestern University, Friday, September 14th, 10-11 p.m.
The Dearborn Observatory on Northwestern University's campus is open to the public for observing every Friday evening. You can find more information here: About Dearborn Observatory
Gravitational Waves & Black Holes Lecture, Cernan Earth and Space Center, Saturday, September 15th
Cernan Earth and Space Center will be hosting 3 lectures by Dr. Rob Owen, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Oberlin College to talk about his work in black holes and their role in the recent developments around gravitational waves. The event is free, but you need to reserve a seat. More information regarding the lectures can be found here: Triton College Event
Field Free Admission Day, Field Museum, Saturday, September 15th
The Field Museum has one free admission day for Illinois residents this month, and it happens this week! Check out the museum's website to make sure you have what you need to get in free: Field Website
ICESat-2 Launch, Vandenberg Air Force Base in California & NASA TV, Saturday, September 15th, 7:46 a.m. CST
NASA is launching ICESat-2 from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California early Saturday morning. The satellite will measure ice found on Earth's glaciers, ice sheets, and in the sea. You can view the launch here, but be sure to tune in before the actual launch window opens at 7:46 so you don't miss it: NASA TV
Coming Up Later This Month
Science in Film with C2ST, Columbia College Chicago, September 27th, 6-8 p.m.
Join the Chicago Council on Science and Tech for a discussion on the Lessons from the movie Armageddon and the science of asteroid collision. You can view the details and register here: C2ST
Chicago Ideas Week 2018, October 15-21st
Chicago Ideas Week is just around the corner so be sure to keep your eye on new additions to the schedule in order to register for labs, conversations, and lectures from some of the biggest names in science, tech, and policy- there is always spacey goodness!
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