Adler Planetarium, Chicago

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    dome on the lake
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    Adler Planetarium

    by yooperprof Written Feb 10, 2008

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    Favorite thing: The last time I visited the Adler Planetarium was in the mid 1970s! I wonder if there's anything new in the skies since then. I'll have to go back one of these Chicago trips.

    The Adler Plantetarium was the first to be built in the Western Hemisphere, in 1930 - and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It's a Classic!

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    Adler Planetarium

    by seagoingJLW Written Mar 1, 2003

    Favorite thing: Located at 1300 S. Lakeshore Drive, this planetarium is in the same general area as many of the great Chicago Museums.

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    Fondest memory: The photo isof the Atwood sphere, constructed in 1913. It is Chicago's oldest Planetarium.

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    by ainhoaflies Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: ADLER PLANETARIUM & ASTRONOMY MUSEUM. Opened in 1930 as the first public planetarium in the western hemisphere, the Adler still has a traditional in-the-round Zeiss planetarium (called the Sky Theater) that shows constellations and planets in the night sky. The high-tech Sky Pavilion, a new glass structure that wraps around the old building, contains the interactive StarRider Theater. Also in this building are a telescope terrace and interactive exhibition galleries that include 3-D computer animations of the Milky Way and of the birth of the solar system. 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., PHONE: 312/322-0304.

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    visit Planertorium. It is...

    by edgeman Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit Planertorium. It is located near Field Museum. It takes about 10 minutes on foot. On sunny day, you can look beautiful shape of city like picture.

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