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What's Happening This Week in Space: November 19th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: November 19th, 2018
The holiday weekend is the perfect time to get outside and look up! Astronomy club calendars might be clear, but there is a big NASA event coming up at the start of next week that you should add to your calendar now. NASA’s InSight lander will touchdown on Mars on Monday, and NASA will livestream the... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: October 8th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: October 8th, 2018
Winter is approaching, and that means new stars and constellations are beginning to rise in the night sky for you to learn about! There are plenty of opportunities to learn all about stargazing, how to use a telescope, and identifying what you see with the help of amateur and professional astronomers offering public observing sessions... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: September 24th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: September 24th, 2018
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!... Read more »
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What's Happening This Week in Space: September 10th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: September 10th, 2018
Chicago’s best science museums are all offering free admission days this week, giving you the perfect excuse to explore space! Every event happening this week in space offers an option for everyone in the family. Free Sundays in September MSI, Museum of Science and Industry The Museum of Science and Industry and The Walt Disney... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 13th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 13th, 2018
Summer might be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of public observing and astronomy events taking place in Chicago. Free admission to one of Chicago’s best museums, observatory tours, and an evening under the stars are all happening this week in space! Yerkes Observatory Tours, Williams Bay, WI, Through October 1st Time... 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 »
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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 »

From the Archives: Chicago Tribune Photos Celebrating the Apollo 11 Mission

Photo Captioned: Mayor Daley welcomes Apollo 11 astronauts and their families at Daley Plaza (then called the Civic Center Plaza). Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune Archive Photo
Comb through the Chicago Tribune archives with the words ‘NASA Apollo‘ in the search bar and you’re going to stumble across some really incredible images. Many of the Apollo 11 photos that made the headlines during and after the mission are iconic photographs, seen on front pages of newspapers around the world. But less than a... 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 »
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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 »