As September wraps up, there are plenty of chances to explore space in the city. View objects in our solar system with the help of local astronomers in city observatories or explore topics that will take you out even further into the Universe. Read below to find out what is happening this week in space!
Science in Film with C2ST, Thursday, Sept. 27th, 6-8 p.m., Columbia College Chicago, Film Row Cinema
A lecture discussing science in film, this presentation looks at the science behind the movie Armageddon and asteroid collisions. Screenwriter, Roy Pool, astronomer and science communicator Dr. Mark Hammergren, and Adler volunteer Andy de Fonseca will be presenting. You can purchase tickets for the event here: Eventbrite
***CANCELLED***Doane at Dusk, Friday, September 28th, 7:30 p.m., Adler Planetarium
Update: Events at the Doane at Dusk is cancelled while the observatory is getting an upgrade. This free event is open to the public and gives you the chance to view objects in the sky through the telescope in the Adler's Doane Observatory. Included in the opportunity for observing are discussions from Adler astronomers at this evening event. Learn more here: Adler FB event page
Public Observing Dearborn Observatory, Friday, September 28th, 10-11 p.m., Northwestern University Campus
Every Friday night the Dearborn Observatory is open for public observing with walk ins possible from 10-11 p.m. Be sure to arrive right at the start of the public observing sessions because observing time is limited and it is on a first come, first serve basis. More info here: Dearborn Observatory
Free Admission to the Field Museum, September 30th, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Field Museum is offering free basic admission to Illinois residents all day. Additional passes and entrance fees are discounted on free museum days as well so it's a great chance to see as many exhibits as possible. More information here: Field event page
Yerkes Observatory, The University of Chicago, Thru September 29th, William's Bay, WI
The historic Yerkes Observatory offers a final week of public tours through Saturday the 29th of September. Daytime tours happen M-F and there is a final Saturday morning tour as well. View tour schedule here: Yerkes Observatory
Open House Chicago: Daytime Tours of Dearborn Observatory, October 13, Noon- 4 p.m.
Open House Chicago is an annual event and the Dearborn Observatory will be participating with free admission. More details here: Open Chicago event page
Adler After Dark: The Deep, October, 18th, 6-10 p.m., Adler Planetarium
Adler After Dark is a monthly adults only event at the Planetarium. It is extremely popular and tickets often sell out so be sure if you are interested purchase them ASAP. More info here: Adler After Dark event page
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