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Lets Visit The Planetarium Together

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The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago, Illinois was the first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere and is the oldest in existence today.[2] Adler was founded and built in 1930 by the philanthropist Max Adler, with the assistance of the first director of the planetarium, Philip Fox. On the occasion of its dedication on May 10, 1930, Max Adler stated

The popular conception of the universe is too meager; the planets and the stars are too far removed from general knowledge. In our reflections, we dwell too little upon the concept that the world and all human endeavor within it are governed by established order and too infrequently upon the truth that under the heavens everything is interrelated, even as each of us to the other.[3]

Located on Northerly Island, it is a part of Chicago's Museum Campus along with the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. For its design, architect Ernest A. Grunsfeld, Jr. was awarded the gold medal of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1931.[4] It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.[2][5]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a fun time. It's been two years since I've been inside Adler, and my three trips from June 2009- Jan. 2010 were alone. Having people to hang out and look around with was very cool.

    January 10, 2012

  • Susan A.

    My husband and our friend had a wonderful time. The planetarium is very nice, shows were great and the other attendees were warm and friendly. Definitely going again!

    January 9, 2012

  • alter

    Thanks for coming guys! And thanks Paulie for bringing the solar viewing equipment...first time I tried it!

    January 8, 2012

  • alter

    This meetup was great! Got a good deal on a membership pass to the Adler Planetarium thats good for a year so definitely will be going back soon! The new Deep Space show was pretty cool too, much better than usual for a planetarium.

    January 8, 2012

  • alter

    Paulie, sure go ahead. Looking forward to it. Which astronomer boards are you referring to, have a URL?

    December 27, 2011

  • alter

    Paulie that after dark party sound really interesting. I definitely want to take you up on that offer. Possibly we can do that as the next meetup.

    December 23, 2011

  • Robin K.

    I would love to go to this, as I'm originally from Boston and have not visited much in Chicago. I work regular hours during weekdays, and am otherwise free. However, I have some physical barriers to long drives right now. I live in North Chicago, is there anyone I could ride along with? --Robin

    December 22, 2011

  • alter

    Which day works best? I checked their website and they have "Discount Days" in January, with free admission to Illinois residents, but it looks like that offer is only good on weekdays.

    December 21, 2011

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