Mark Hammergren

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