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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...

2013-11-04 23:01:34

Young women will partner with mentors, engage in hands-on activities and discover they have the right stuff to become STEM professionals. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 On Saturday, November 9, the Adler Planetarium will host the first-ever Girls Do Hack, a one-day event dedicated to inspiring young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Girls Do Hack will immerse 48 young women, ages 14 to 18, from Chicago Public Schools in activities...

2013-10-31 23:01:27

Girls Do Hack is a one-day event that will use technology and learning to inspire 48 Chicago Public School students to enter careers in science technology engineering and mathematics. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 WHAT: On November 9, the Adler Planetarium will host a one-day event dedicated to inspiring young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Working with Chicago Public Schools and other organizations, the Adler will invite a group...

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...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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