Friday, December 19, 2008

Upcoming Events at Adler

November 24, 2008 - January 4, 2009
Take a journey back in time this holiday season to rediscover the story behind the Star of Bethlehem in the Adler Planetarium's Star of Wonder, the museum's longest-running sky show and one of Chicago's favorite holiday offerings.
Star of Wonder examines the theories behind the celestial event that prompted the Magi to travel to Bethlehem. Was this heavenly light an exploding star, a brilliant comet or an unusual grouping of planets? This holiday sky show presents a surprising and dramatic conclusion based on careful exploration of both ancient astronomical records and modern computer calculations.

December 20, 2008 - January 4, 2009
First 50 visitors on Saturday, December 20 receive a FREE replica Apollo 8 mission patch!*
The Adler is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission with a two-week celebration of space exploration. Come on down to the Adler to join in the fun.
What you can see and do at the Adler during the Adler's Apollo 8 Celebration:
  • View Apollo 8 artifacts including the original flight manual, the historic live Christmas Eve broadcast with footage and Capt. James A. Lovell's flight suit.

January 25, 2009
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 5th anniversary of the landing of the Mars Rovers on Opportunity's 5th birthday! Launched in 2004, the rovers, named Spirit and Opportunity, have survived 20 times longer than the 3 months they were expected to run.
  • Check out 3-D images from the Martian surface and learn about past, present and future rover landings in the Space Visualization Laboratory (SVL)
  • Sign a birthday card to be sent to the rover teams at NASA
  • Enjoy a free piece of birthday cake in Galileo's CafĂ© starting at 1:15 pm (while supplies last)
Activities are free with paid museum admission.
Please note: The activity schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

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