Adler Planetarium

Adler Turns Its Attention To The Moon

Adler Planetarium astronomer Mark Hammergren

Adler Planetarium astronomer Mark Hammergren

Earlier this year the Adler Planetarium installed the ‘Imagine the Moon’ show and exhibit. I visited the lakefront museum and got a sense of the new show and to talked with Astronomer Mark Hammergren

A massive moon globe gives visitors to the Adler Planetarium unique views of the lunar surface

A massive moon globe gives visitors to the Adler Planetarium unique views of the lunar surface

Adler Turns Its Attention To The Moon

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Did you brave the cold, last Sunday night to watch as the Earth’s shadow passed over the moon eventually creating an eerie red color on what is typically a bright white light in the night sky? Just days before that lunar eclipse, Chicago’s Adler Planetarium debuted a new show all about the moon. First Light host Brian O’Keefe traveled down to the lakefront museum this week to get a sense of this new show and to talk with Astronomer Mark Hammergren

Astronomer Mark Hammergren stands in front of a new moon globe at the Adler Planetarium. This view gives visitors a look at the far side of the moon.

Astronomer Mark Hammergren stands in front of a new moon globe at the Adler Planetarium. This view gives visitors a look at the far side of the moon.

A detailed look of the moon, as we see it from Earth on Adler Planetarium’s new moon globe

A detailed look of the moon, as we see it from Earth on Adler Planetarium’s new moon globe