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2013-12-12 23:03:55

Google Global Impact Award will enable Zooniverse, a nonprofit collaboration led by the Adler Planetarium and the University of Oxford, to make setting up a citizen science project as easy as starting a blog and could lead to thousands of innovative new projects. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 A $1.8 million Google Global Impact Award will enable Zooniverse, a nonprofit collaboration led by the Adler Planetarium and the University of Oxford, to make setting up a citizen science...

2013-11-13 23:00:55

Season of Wonder celebrates the magic of the winter season November 15, 2013 through January 5, 2014. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Season of Wonder, a tradition for all ages, celebrates the magic of the winter season as only the Adler can. Featuring a sky show that explores the spectacular sights of the winter night sky, seasonal programming, a family snowflake-themed story time and a one-of-a-kind immersive experience in The World’s Largest Snow Globe, ‘tis the season to...

2012-12-12 08:20:12

CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of the Adler Planetarium has elected accomplished astrophysicist and experienced academic leader Michelle B. Larson, PhD, as president. Dr. Larson will become the Adler's ninth leader and the first female president of America's First Planetarium. Her appointment begins January 1, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121212/DC27959) As president, Dr. Larson will oversee a 21(st )century space science...

2012-04-23 10:20:31

CHICAGO, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 25, 2012, take a mind-blowing tour of the Universe like no other at the Adler Planetarium. Welcome to the Universe is the next adventure departing from the Grainger Sky Theater, the most technologically advanced theater in the world. In Welcome to the Universe, audiences travel a billion light-years and back flying through space, orbiting the Moon, zooming into a canyon on Mars, and soaring through the cosmic web where a million...

2012-03-07 14:17:00

CHICAGO, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adler Planetarium President Paul H. Knappenberger Jr., Ph.D., announced today that he would step down at the end of 2012 after 21 years of service. Knappenberger, who joined the Adler in 1991, has led the Museum through two major long-range plans that have significantly strengthened the planetarium. The most recent was initiated during the Adler's 75th anniversary in 2005. In that year, the institution announced a strategic plan to...

2011-08-01 14:00:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The upgraded digital display system in the new Grainger Sky Theater isn't the only state-of-the-art technology audiences will experience when they visit Chicago's Adler Planetarium. Visitors to the new theater will see the universe projected on the most technologically advanced projection dome in the world: the NanoSeam(TM) dome, created by Spitz Inc, located in Chadds Ford, PA . When Adler audiences fly through the universe inside the new...

2011-08-01 14:00:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The upgraded digital display system in the new Grainger Sky Theater isn't the only state-of-the-art technology audiences will experience when they visit Chicago's Adler Planetarium. Visitors to the new theater will see the Universe projected on the most technologically advanced projection dome in the world: the Spitz NanoSeam(TM) dome. When Adler audiences fly through the Universe inside the new 70-foot hemispherical Grainger Sky Theater,...

2011-04-25 13:22:00

Visitors take off on a Deep Space Adventure for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience CHICAGO, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 8, the Adler Planetarium will reveal a new, immersive space experience like no other in the world! Deep Space Adventure takes you aboard the observation deck of a futuristic starship where you will be surrounded by the larger-than-life phenomena of our dynamic Universe. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110425/DC88730 ) The...

2011-03-17 10:54:00

The Adler Planetarium hopes to bring a Shuttle Orbiter to Chicago to inspire the next generation of explorers NASA to announce on April 12 where retiring shuttle orbiters permanently land CHICAGO, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Adler Planetarium released a rendering of the state-of-the-art glass pavilion and learning center it would build to house a Space Shuttle Orbiter. The Adler, one of 21 institutions across the country vying for a retired shuttle orbiter, hopes...

2009-02-16 12:24:00

Trip to Space Camp Up for Grabs for Winning Student, Teacher CHICAGO, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd and the Adler Planetarium today announced the Third Annual Shoot for the Moon essay contest. This year, high school students are asked to write an essay about a teacher who has inspired them to "shoot for the moon" and succeed in science. The student with the winning essay will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Space Camp in Alabama, and - new this year - the winner's inspirational teacher...