Transit of Venus at the Adler
Event Info: (312) 922-7827 adlerplanetarium.org
The planetarium opens its doors free to all residents this evening to celebrate this rare celestial wonder, the last of its kind in our lifetime (see "This many: Transit of Venus," page TK). Mission specialists lead kids on activities in addition to plenty of telescope viewing. In the indoors Universe Theater, you can opt to watch a NASA's live broadcast from atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. (Entry to the theater will be on a first-come, first-served basis until theater capacity is reached.) The museum will stay open for stargazing and other activities for 90 minutes after sunset.