Category: This Week In Space

How to See the Total Lunar Eclipse in Chicago

How to See the Total Lunar Eclipse in Chicago
Tomorrow evening, May 15th, there will be a total lunar eclipse visible from Chicago. We haven’t been able to view a total lunar eclipse from the city in three years, so it’s definitely an exciting event worth staying up late for. The eclipse will begin just after 9:30 pm and end at 1:55 am, but... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: April 18th, 2022

What's Happening This Week in Space: April 18th, 2022
Astronauts launching to space and returning to Earth, two local astronomy days, and an online Earth Day celebration with NASA are all happening this week in space. And, as the weather warms up, more opportunities to get outside and view the night sky are here. Read on to learn more about what’s happening this week... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: October 4th, 2021

What's Happening This Week in Space: October 4th, 2021
Today kicks off World Space Week which means there are plenty of online events happening this week in space. Here in Chicago things are a little quieter, but there is still plenty of space to explore. This is your guide to what’s happening this week in space. Space Center Exhibits, Cernan Earth and Space Center,... Read more »
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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... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: September 13, 2021

What's Happening This Week in Space: September 13, 2021
There is so much happening in space this week, both in Chicago and on the launch pad. Two launches, one a historic first, a space themed virtual party, free museum days, and the chance to tour the night sky. This is your guide to what’s happening this week in space. SpaceX Starlink Launch, Vandenberg Space... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 30th 2021

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 30th 2021
School is back in session for Chicago students, fall is just around the corner, and there is plenty happening in space this week. From sky shows to a spacewalk, this is what’s happening this week in space. Cosmic Sky Show, Adler Planetarium, September 4th & 5th, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:15 pm, and 1:15 pm... Read more »
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Cargo Dragon Ready for Liftoff: How to Watch the SpaceX CRS-23 Mission

Cargo Dragon Ready for Liftoff: How to Watch the SpaceX CRS-23 Mission
After a weather delay, NASA and SpaceX are ready for the launch of SpaceX’s 23 commercial resupply mission (CRS-23) from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Dragon will carry over 4,800 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and Station hardware to space. Team of university students from the Inter-American University of Puerto... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 16th 2021

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 16th 2021
A space exhibit, night sky and solar observing, and shows at the Planetarium are all happening this week in space. To the Moon: Snoopy Soars With NASA Exhibit, Elmhurst History Museum, T-Sun 1-5pm This touring exhibit was put together by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 9th, 2021

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 9th, 2021
This week in space brings a meteor shower, a launch, and a free day at the museum. Even more exciting, as Chicago continues to open up, so does space outreach and observing events in the city. Here’s your guide to this week in space! Scopes at the Adler, Adler Planetarium, Monday, August 9th, 8:45 pm... Read more »
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What's Happening This Week in Space: July 26th, 2021

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 26th, 2021
This is the best of what’s happening this week in space right here in the city of Chicago! Space Microscope at The Field Museum The Field Museum has reopened and in addition to an awesome meteorite gallery there is currently a pretty impressive microscope on display. The atom probe field-ion microscope is used to view... Read more »