What's Happening This Week in Space: September 20, 2021

What's Happening This Week in Space: September 20, 2021

The changing of the season is a great time to get out and observe the night sky. This week join astronomers in and around the city for the chance to learn more about urban astronomy.

This is your guide to what’s happening this week in space.

Astronomy in the Parks, Steelworkers Park, September 20th, 7-9:30

Join the Chicago Astronomer for a night out under the stars. Begin your cosmic exploration with an astro chat about the stars and planets visible in the night sky before peering through the telescopes set up. Event info here: Chicago Astronomer

Scopes at the Adler, Adler Planetarium, September 20th & 22nd, 8pm

Scopes at the Adler gives guests the chance to look through the telescope housed in the Doane Observatory at the Planetarium. These are limited group events and tickets are required, but the small group gives you the chance to interact with astronomers one on one and learn about sky observing over the centuries. Ticket information here: Adler

Field Museum Free Admission Day, Field Museum, September 22nd, 9-5

Enjoy free admission to the Field Museum where you can check out the collection of meteorites. Explore an exhibit full of meteorites that made the news here in Illinois and around the world, as well as a special exhibit exploring where in the Universe the museum’s collection originated. More info here: Field Museum

MSI Free Admission Days, Museum of Science and Industry, September 22nd-23rd, 9-5

Explore space in the Henry Crown Space Center, learn more about how weather and space exploration are related, trace the history of flight, and watch a cosmic film in the Giant Dome. More information here: MSI

NAA Astronomy Fundamentals, Naperville Astronomical Association Live Stream, September 21st, 7-8:30

Join the Naperville Astronomical Associations for the astronomy fundamentals live stream: What to consider when building a remote observatory. More info here: Livestream link

Looking Ahead

Events happening next week that it pays to keep an eye on.

Higher Orbits Charity Golf Outing, Steeple Chase Golf Club, Sept. 27th 8:30 am

Join Higher Orbits in funding the next generation of STEM students. This fundraiser event helps students send their science research experiments to the International Space Station. Retired NASA astronauts Mike Foreman and Greg Johnson will be in attendance. More information: Higher Orbits

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