Category: Cosmic Chicago

Chicagoan's Guide to the Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019

Chicagoan's Guide to the Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019
Unless you’re living under a rock, you know there is a total lunar eclipse happening tonight. As  Chicagoans, we don’t get as many chances to enjoy the cosmic wonders in the night sky because of light pollution. But, the Moon shines bright enough over the city that everyone can see it, and you’ll be able... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 6th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 6th, 2018
This week offers several chances to do both daytime and night sky observing with the help of amateur and professional astronomers! A free Chicago museum day and two rocket launches that you can catch online, and more, round out this week’s space events. SpaceX Merah Putih Launch, Cape Canaveral, Florida, Tuesday, August 7th, 12:18 a.m. SpaceX is launching its... Read more »

Your Chicago Urban Astronomy Guide for Summer 2018

Your Chicago Urban Astronomy Guide for Summer 2018
Summer is the best time of year for Chicago urban astronomy, and once you know what you are looking for you’ll be hooked. This summer is filled with cosmic events- really, every summer is- that are worth the time it takes to become familiar with the night sky. The best part is, you don’t need an... Read more »
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What's Happening This Week in Space: July 23rd, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 23rd, 2018
This week offers a rare chance to catch a glimpse of all the planets in our solar system, especially Mars! Chicago museums and observatories are the perfect place to kick start a passion for space so be sure to check out this week’s events that are listed below. ‘Scopes in the City, Back of the... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 2nd, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 2nd, 2018
Even with all the city lights there is still plenty you are able to see in the night sky, especially when you know where to look. Look to the professionals, and experienced amateur astronomers, this month to help you gain familiarity with the stars and planets. This week think about heading outside of the city... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 25th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 25th, 2018
There is so much space happening in Chicago, every day. Be sure to check out the latest listed below and get out into the city to enjoy what the Universe has on display. This week you can view the cosmos from four different observatories and watch the next SpaceX launch to the International Space Station! ‘Scopes... Read more »
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What's Happening This Week in Space: June 11th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 11th, 2018
Summer is here and it’s the perfect time for pulling out a telescope to view the stars and planets. Don’t have a telescope of your own? No problem! This week’s cosmic happenings take us to public observing sessions around the city and suburbs, where you can meet both amateur and professional astronomers ready to share... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 4th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 4th, 2018
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... Read more »

Explore Space During Chicago Free Museum Days

Explore Space During Chicago Free Museum Days
In Chicago, free museum days attract thousands of residents looking to save money while visiting some of the best museums in the country. At three of the museums in the city, guests can explore space and the cosmos on up to 50 free days throughout the year. Start your journey at the Adler Planetarium where... Read more »
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