Telescopes: Through The Looking Glass aims to teach guests the history of telescope invention and usage and how this technology revolutionized what we have been able to learn about our universe.
Clark Family Welcome Gallery is an interesting digital gallery made out of 13,000 feet of aluminum and 20,000 square yard of fabric that display video, movies, and lights that can produce 16 million colors and over 2 billion different combinations for show. The gallery is ever changing and visitors will never see the exact same show twice. This space also is home to temporary exhibits on occasion.
Astronomy in Culture examines the history of astronomy and all the different ways people in ancient cultures studied the stars. Visitors can see a medieval cannon sundial, astrolabe and armillary spheres. This exhibit is a true journey through time.
The Sky theater at Adler Planetarium is a delight to guests who can lay back and watch shows that teach about the universe. These shows feature real scientists and explorations into deep space.
Planet Nine is all about Pluto. The mysterious ninth planet that we were only just recently able to see close up in 2015 when New Horizons flew by and sent pictures back to earth. This spacecraft is still sending back pictures of the complex planet and views of this show can dive deep with explorers into the question of what the universe is still hiding from us and explore other dwarf worlds like the egg shaped rotating world we call Eris. Photo: Adler Planetarium
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