What’s Happening This Week in Space: July 18th, 2022

What’s Happening This Week in Space: July 18th, 2022

The heart of summer is a great time to get outside at night and do a little stargazing. Programs introducing Chicagoans to the wonder of the night sky are underway, and they’re free.

Read on for the best of what’s happening this week in space right here in Chicago!

Astronomy Fundamentals Program with NAA, Naperville Municipal Center, Tuesday, July 19th, 7:30-8:30 pm

The Naperville Astronomical Association is hosting an astronomy fundamentals program. Learn how to observe the stars with software in a program led by club members. The program is free and open to the public. More info here: NAA

Adler at Night, Adler Planetarium, Wednesday, July 20th, 4-10 pm

Every Wednesday night Adler Planetarium is open late, and entry is free for Illinois residents! Sky shows, space displays, and hands on fun can be found at Chicago’s planetarium. Tickets are required, and you can find more info here: Adler

Dearborn Observatory Tour and Viewing, Dearborn Observatory at NU Campus, Friday, July 22nd, 10-11 pm

Friday nights at the Dearborn Observatory are free and a great opportunity to get to know the night sky over Chicago. Walk-ins are welcome from 10-11 pm, and while the observatory is open rain or shine, viewing depends on the weather. More details here: Dearborn at NU

NAA Stargazing Event, NAA Education Center, Saturday, July 23rd, 9-10 pm

The NAA is hosting a public stargazing event at the club’s observatory. Join club members at the NAA Astronomy Education Center for an hour of telescope viewing at several targets. More info here: NAA


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