Category: This Week In Space

Celebrate Earth Day from Home with NASA

Celebrate Earth Day from Home with NASA
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, and NASA is making it easier for everyone to join in the festivities with its #EarthDayatHome with NASA virtual celebration. Meant as a day to raise awareness and education, the global celebration is the perfect excuse to learn about all the NASA programs and missions that... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 2, 2020

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 2, 2020
As spring approaches, so do observing opportunities. Until then, take advantage of astronomy club meetings to introduce yourself to the night sky, NASA launches to the space station, and even plan a trip to a NASA center. This is what’s happening this week in space in Chicago! ‘Scopes in the City Eola Road Branch, Aurora... Read more »

The First All Female Spacewalk is Finally Happening

The First All Female Spacewalk is Finally Happening
On October 11th 1984, Kathryn Sullivan became the first female NASA astronaut to spacewalk during Space Shuttle mission STS-41-G, and finally, 35 years later, almost to the day, the first all female spacewalk is happening. NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are scheduled to conduct a spacewalk bright and early Friday morning, in order to... Read more »
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Perseid Meteor Shower: When and Where to See it in Chicago

Perseid Meteor Shower: When and Where to See it in Chicago
The Perseid meteor shower is the best and brightest meteor shower of the year, and because it passes through in the warm summer months, it’s the best chance at seeing a shower in Chicago. Find out how to see the meteor shower in Chicago and where to look, below. What is the Perseid meteor shower? ... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 7th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 7th, 2019
This week, get out into the city of Chicago to try some stargazing with friendly astronomers, explore the cosmos at a museum, or join in on an activity that might ignite a new passion for the night sky. Take advantage of the last of our warm summer days and spend your evenings getting to know... Read more »

How to Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Chicago

How to Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Chicago
50 years ago man launched, landed, and stepped out onto the surface of the Moon, and Chicago is commemorating the event with Apollo 11 celebrations all over the city. From star parties to science festivals to speaker panels, there is a way for everyone to remember the anniversary of this incredible mission. In addition to... Read more »
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What's Happening This Week in Space: July 8th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 8th, 2019
This week in space brings star parties and a special space art project to Chicago. Astronomers, clubs, and educators are taking advantage of the great weather to help you learn to enjoy the night sky. Mark your calendars and join in on the best space events happening this week in Chicago. Scopes in the City, Horner Park,... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 10, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 10, 2019
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,... Read more »

This Week in Space Photos: Mars Clay, X-Ray Sky, Jezero Crater, & SLS

This Week in Space Photos: Mars Clay, X-Ray Sky, Jezero Crater, & SLS
The SLS Core Stage arrives in Alabama, Curiosity finds Clay on Mars, Jezero Crater is selected as the Mars 2020 landing site, and a Russian Cosmonaut gets a special birthday tribute, these are just some of the incredible space events captured this week in photos. Each of these photos documents the progression of our space... Read more »
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This Week in Space Photos: Boeing, Starlink, Marsquakes, & Mars 2020

This Week in Space Photos: Boeing, Starlink, Marsquakes, & Mars 2020
Boeing’s Starliner completes a hotfire test, view InSight seismic data, SpaceX launches 60 satellites, and on this day JFK calls for a commitment to land a man on the Moon, these are just some of the incredible space events captured this week in photos. Each of these events highlights missions results and space events that... Read more »