The Adler Planetarium commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission, the last manned mission to the moon. Astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan cast hand and boot prints for display. Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell was also present.
Often in science, a new insight doesn’t fit in with the old patterns. That means something, of course, is wrong – either the fresh idea, or everything we thought we knew leading up to it. In the latest installment of Clever Apes, we consider two of these curveballs.
The tagline for the 1979 film Alien was, “In space no one can hear you scream.” Fortunately, some other people who looked to the stars heard different sounds. Take Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado, an astronomer and visual artist at the Adler Planetarium.
Disappointment today at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, as the museum was snubbed in its bid to host one of the retiring space shuttles.The Adler piped the NASA announcement live into its 3-D Universe Theater.
Chicago's Adler Planetarium will not be home to a space shuttle, but will get a shuttle flight simulator as consolation prize.New York City will be the new home of space shuttle Enterprise, the prototype shuttle used for test flights more than three decades ago. Sens.