Explore the stars with ComSHER: 2017 Field Trip to the Adler Planetarium

by Kajsa Dalrymple, Secretary

Join the ComSHER Division on its annual field trip (Thursday, August 10th, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) to the Adler Planetarium. The Adler Planetarium is the first public planetarium in the western hemisphere and is located on Northerly Island next to the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Participants will be able to tour the planetarium and explore exhibits such as Chasing EclipsesAstronomy in Culture, and The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time. We will also attend a showing of Planet Nine in the Grainger Domed Sky Theater at 1:30pm.

Registration is required and the cost is $5.00. To register, please visit:  https://aejmc2.wufoo.com/forms/comsher-adler-planetarium-tour/

There are two options for getting to the Adler Planetarium. In both cases, bus and train fares will cost no more than $5.

  • If you choose to make your own way there, please meet the group in the Planetarium lobby at 12:30 p.m. The CTA Bus 146 Berwyn Red Line will take you directly from the hotel to the Planetarium.
  • If you would like to travel to the Museum with the group, we will meet in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel at 12 p.m.

For additional information, contact Kajsa Dalrymple at kajsa-dalrymple@uiowa.edu. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago, and hope you will join us on the field trip!