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Adler Planetarium
Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in downtown Chicago, Illinois was the first planetarium in the United States and is the oldest in existence today. The main attraction at the Adler is the dome-shaped Zeiss planetarium projector which is still in use. The Adler is located in Chicago's Museum Campus on the shore of Lake Michigan ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x683, 138 KB) Chicagos Adler Planetarium. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x683, 138 KB) Chicagos Adler Planetarium. ... Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States and the largest inland city in the country. ... A planetarium is a theater built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation. ... Carl Zeiss The Carl Zeiss AG is a German manufacturer of optical systems, industrial measurements and medical devices, located in Oberkochen with important subsidiaries in Aalen and Jena. ... Museum Campus Chicago is a 10 acre (40,000 m²) lakefront park in Chicago that surrounds the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. ... Sunset on Lake Michigan A different sunset on the lake. ...

The Adler Planetarium is located on Lake Shore Drive at Chicago's Museum Campus. Opened in 1930 as the first planetarium in the western hemisphere, the Adler fuels the imagination of its visitors with all new exhibits, state-of-the-art computer technology and the world's first StarRider Theater, while showcasing a renowned collection of historical astronomy artifacts.

The Adler is home to more than 35,000 square feet of exhibits. From scale models of the Solar System, to ancient astronomical instruments, to interactive adventures, Adler's exhibit galleries provide a passageway for you to explore the universe. The Adler's historical collections of astronomical instruments and rare books are among the finest in the world. The Adler also has an exhibit called CyberSpace that is a must see.

The Adler is the only museum in the world with two full-size planetarium theaters. Since 1930, the wonder of the stars has been visible in the historic Sky Theater. Powered by brand new Digistar 3™ simulator technology, the StarRider Theater is a completely digital, virtual outer space environment. The famous Zeiss Planetarium projector is capable of accurately reproducing the movement of every aspect of the night sky.

It is named for Max Adler. Max Adler (1866 - November 4, 1952) lived in Chicago and was a concert violinist who gave up music to become a vice president at Sears Roebuck & Co. ...

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