Category: This Week In Space

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 »

What's Happening This Week in Space: May 15th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: May 15th, 2019
A SpaceX rocket launch, a cosmic party, public observing sessions during the day and night are just some of what’s happening this week in space. As the weather warms up, more and more public observing sessions will be taking place all over Chicago, so keep an eye out for events in your neighborhood. Here’s your... Read more »

This Week in Space Photos: Juno, InSight, Bennu, Dragon, & Blue Moon

This Week in Space Photos: Juno, InSight, Bennu, Dragon, & Blue Moon
Six vehicles visiting the Space Station, a new Moon lander unveiled by Blue Origin, a look at Bennu’s north pole, and a dusty selfie from InSight, these are just some of the incredible space photos captured this week.    
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What's Happening This Week in Space: May 6th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: May 6th, 2019
Public star parties, entire days dedicated to celebrating amateur astronomy, and a Dragon arrives at the Space Station are just some of the exciting things happening this week in space. Most of this week’s happenings take place well outside the city, but that is where the best observing opportunities are, and it’s definitely worth the... Read more »

This Week in Space Photos: SpaceX CRS-17, Blue Origin, Martian Sunset, Hubble, and Apollo Spacesuits

This Week in Space Photos: SpaceX CRS-17, Blue Origin, Martian Sunset, Hubble, and Apollo Spacesuits
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster in IR, a Martian sunset, Blue Origin’ latest launch and landing, and an even wider view of the Universe from Hubble: these are just some of the incredible space photos captured this week. New angles, wider views, and different technology were all used to photograph and present the same subjects in... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: April 29th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: April 29th, 2019
Explore space science in Chicago this week at special museum events and a rocket launch to the Space Station. Don’t miss out on a free day at the Field, or a special night of science at one of Illinois’ Challenger Learning Centers. This is what’s happening in space this week! NEW! Blue Origin Launch, Thursday, May... Read more »
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What's Happening This Week in Space: April 24th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: April 24th, 2019
Star parties, astronomy celebrations, and a science convention are all happening this week in space. Now that the weather is warming up in Chicago, public observing session about, but you’ll have to head out of the city and into the suburbs to participate in most of them. Read on to make sure you don’t miss out!... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 18th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 18th, 2019
This week in space includes astronomy and space club meetings throughout the Chicago suburbs, a spacewalk, and Chicago museum events! As the days warm up, opportunities to observe the night sky comfortably get closer so be sure to take advantage of the knowledge being shared by your local astronomy clubs! The following events are what’s... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 6th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 6th, 2019
This week in space might not include any exciting rocket launches, but there is still plenty to happening around town and around the country. As the weather warms up, astronomy clubs around the city are beginning to prepare for nighttime observation sessions. Until then, take advantage of the many science centers and planetariums around Chicago... Read more »
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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 »