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, including free admission days and new shows.
This is the best of what's happening this week in space right here in Chicago!
Free Museum Days, Adler Planetarium, Monday-Thursday
Plan a trip to The Adler Planetarium this week because Illinois residents get basic admission free! This week is the last of the Adler's resident discount days for the summer so make sure to take advantage of the offer if you can. More information here: Adler Discounts
A Scientist Walks Into a Bar: Black Holes, The Hideout, Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.
You can always count on Chicago for new ways to present comedy. A scientist walks into a bar is a new and popular science-comedy show that happens every month at The Hideout and this month's topic is about astronomy- black holes specifically! Tickets and event information here: The Hideout
Apollo 11: First Steps Edition, Museum of Science and Industry, Daily 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m
The Museum of Science and Industry is showing Apollo 11: First Steps Edition in the Giant Dome Theater this summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Tickets and information here: MSI
Public Observing at The Dearborn Observatory, Northwestern University, Friday, June 14, 10-11 p.m.
Every Friday night the Dearborn Observatory at Northwestern University offers free observing sessions, walk in anytime from 10-11 pm for the chance to view through the telescope and learn a little about the building and astronomy programs that take place here. More information here: NU Physics department
Public Sun Viewing, Naperville Riverwalk, Saturday, June 15th, 9 am- noon
The Naperville Astronomical Association is hosting a public observation event during the day, giving residents the chance to view the Sun. This event is free and open to the public. Information here: NAA