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  • 'Pluto killer' Michael Brown to speak at the Adler

    'Pluto killer'  Michael Brown to speak at the Adler
    Fans of the former ninth planet might not be so thrilled to hear that astronomer Michael E. Brown is coming to Chicago to speak. The 2010 book by the professor of planetary astronomy at California Institute of Technology is called "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming." In the first Kavli Prize Laureate Dome Lecture, Brown, a winner of the 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, will speak at the Adler Planetarium on solar system evolution, Pluto and other "dwarf planets" and the evidence for a larger object, a potential true ninth planet, out beyond the dwarfs. The talk will be simulcast to institutions in Denver, Peoria (Riverfront Museum) and Tucson, and will be followed by a speaker reception.
  • Math and science are a blast at these Chicagoland summer camps

     Math and science are a blast at these Chicagoland summer camps
      Adler Planetarium 3, 2, 1 ... blastoff! Adler Planetarium offers weeklong or two-day camps that let children age 3-14 explore the final frontier: maneuvering telescopes, building rockets, programming robots, launching high-altitude balloons and...

    Chicago's history of museums in the parks

    Chicago's history of museums in the parks
    The possibility of locating the Barack Obama presidential library in Jackson Park or Washington Park is a good time to review the history of museums in Chicago's parks. Attracting museums to parks has been a city trend since 1893, when civic leaders...

    15 things to do with your kids Feb. 16-22

      Monday, Feb. 16: CHICAGO AUTO SHOW FAMILY DAY Your junior mechanics and race car drivers didn't need an official day to check out all the cars on display through Feb. 22. Nevertheless the Chicago Auto Show hosts its annual Family Day on Presidents...

    Museum campus offers free admission Monday, and beyond

    Museum campus offers free admission Monday, and beyond
    As far as free admission days go at Chicago museums, here's a noteworthy Monday. The Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium all are offering free general admission to Illinois residents in observation of Presidents Day, as well as extended...