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, Tuesday July 9, 7:30-10 pm

Join the Adler Planetarium for a special Scopes in the City during Night Out in the Parks. This free public observing session gives you the chance to check out planets and other night sky targets with the help of Adler astronomers. Event Details: FB Event Page

Chicago’s Moonshot Murals, West Englewood Public Library, July 10, 2-3 p.m

To celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the Adler Planetarium is hosting Community Moonshot Mural events around town! Join the community in creating a Moonshot mural and color in a section of public art that will be on display for the Planetarium’s Moon Bash. Event details: Adler FB Event Page

Additional Moonshot Events:

West Lawn Public Library, July 10, 6-7 pm

Chinatown Public Library, July 11, 3-5 pm

Moon Over Ela, Ela Area Library, July 10, 7:30-9 pm

Join the Lake County Astronomical Society for a night under the stars. Club members will be on hand with telescopes for this free observing session that is open to the public. Event info here: LCAS Event Page

NAA Public Observing, Naperville Riverwalk, July 11, Dusk – 11 pm

Join the Naperville Astronomical Association for a public observing session in downtown Naperville. Several club members come out with telescopes and knowledge, eager to share their love for the stars with the community. Event details here: NAA Calendar

For the Love of Stars, Exelon Observatory on the 606 Trail, July 12, 7:30-10:30 pm

Join Chicago Astronomer, Joe Guzman, for a night under the stars. This free observing session is a popular one, so make sure you show up early to maximize your time viewing the planets and the Moon through the telescopes that are set up. Event details Here: 606 Event Page

Public Observing at the Dearborn, Northwestern University Campus, July 12, 10-11 p.m

From 10-11 pm Friday evenings, the Dearborn Observatory is open to the public for tours and observing through the 18.5″ refracting telescope. These events are free, open to the public, and popular so arrive as early in the evening as possible if you want to be sure to get a look through the scope. Event details here: Dearborn Observatory Website

Cernan Monthly Skywatch & Star Party, July 13, 7-10 pm

Join astronomers at the Cernan Planetarium for a lecture covering current astronomy and space exploration topics. Each skywatch event is followed by a public star party- weather permitting. Event details here: Monthly Skywatch 

Sun Observing with NAA, Naperville Riverwalk, July 13, 9 – Noon

Join members of the Naperville Astronomical Association to observe the Sun in a safe way. Members will set up safe telescopes for viewing and share tips for viewing features on the surface of the Sun. Event info: NAA Website



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