Saturday, September 22 - Autumnal Equinox at the Adler Planetarium &
11:00-3:00 Education equinox activities in the galleries
Celebrate the return of cooler weather and the start of the equinox at
6:04 p.m.! See the newest StarRider show, "Solar Storms", and our latest
temporary exhibit, the "Space Weather Center." The current schedule of
events is below. Please check the posted activity signboards in either
lobby that day for more information. All activities are free with paid
Telescopes - safe solar viewing! - 11 am - 3 pm (weather permitting)
Color Analyzers - learn about the different wavelengths of light emitted
by the Sun and make a "color analyzer" to take home - 11 am - 3 pm
Ultraviolet light jewelry-making - Make your own ultraviolet light
detector - 11 am - 3 pm
Get your very own "Solar Storms" and "Adler Planetarium" Temporary Tattoos
- 11 am - 3 pm
Video - "Lives of Stars" - 11 am - 12 pm, repeated 12 pm - 1 pm
Video - "Savage Sun" - 1 pm - 2 pm, repeated 2 pm - 3 pm
Changing Seasons audience participation demonstration - 1:15
"Energy from the Sun": Photon Races! - learn about how energy escapes from
the core of the Sun in this fun, audience participation Bumble Ball race!
- 2:15 pm
2:00 - 3:00: Lecture on "Cultural Significances of Equinoxes and
Solstices" - Universe Theater. Phyllis Pitluga, Adler Astronomer Emerita,
will give this lecture in our Universe Theater.
• Lecture free with building admission.
4:00 - 6:00: World Music Festival Performance - Americas' Courtyard
Artists: Holy Goat Percussion
• In case of rain, the concert will be cancelled. For up-to-date
recorded information regarding the performance, call 312-322-0329.
Admission to the building is required for the lecture and educational
activities. Hope to see you there!