“When are the Remaining 2019 ‘Doane at Dusk’ Events at the Adler Planetarium?” by S.M. O’Connor

      Weather permitting, the next Doane at Dusk event at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum’s Doane Observatory will be on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The next one after that is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the last two for the year are scheduled for Friday, November 22, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday, December 20, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.





8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


7:00 p.m.  to 8:30 p.m.


7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

      These Doane at Dusk events are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.  No tickets are needed.  The Doane Observatory is home to the largest aperture telescope available to the public in Chicagoland.  This is a chance to see the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, etc. and chat with staff astronomers after the museum has closed.

      These events always depend on the weather.  Follow @AdlerPlanet on Twitter for updates.  Please note the events on March 29th and May 24th were cancelled due to inclement weather.  Furthermore, if the capacity is reached, the staff reserves the right to close the line before the stated end time so those people ahead of that point in the queue (line) can enter the Doane Observatory before the event ends.

      The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum is located at the northeastern corner of Northerly Island, which is really a peninsula.  It is the only island from a chain of artificial islands Daniel Hudson Burnham, Senior (1846-1912) and Edward H. Bennett (1874-1954) called for in the Plan of Chicago.  Northerly Island is part of the Chicago Park District’s Burnham ParkThe Field Museum of Natural History, the John G. Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum comprise the Museum Campus at the northern end of Burnham Park, east of Grant Park in downtown Chicago.  Soldier Field and the Lakeside Center of McCormick Place are immediately south of the Museum Campus.  The Arie Crown Theater is inside the Lakeside Center.

      Normally, the Adler Planetarium is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Memorial Day (May 27, 2019) through Labor Day (September 2, 2019) and during “Winter Break” from Thursday, December 26, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  The Adler Planetarium will close early at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019.  It will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28, 2019) and Christmas Day (Wednesday, December 25, 2019).

      The address is 1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605.  The phone number is (312) 922-7827.  The Website U.R.L. is https://www.adlerplanetarium.org.

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