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  • Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust

    Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust
    Stardust, a 770-pound NASA spacecraft about the size of an office desk, zoomed around space in the early 2000s collecting space dust — a remarkable achievement in itself that involved the use of a dried gel known as aerogel. The gel, which feels...
  • Field Museum to try to ID people's discoveries

      Field Museum to try to ID people's discoveries
    For years, the Field Museum has been receiving inquiries from people who found a rock, plant, bird or other specimen and were looking for help identifying the mysterious item. The museum staff would try informally, depending on "whether they had the...
  • Architect Jeanne Gang to help Museum Campus planning

    Architect Jeanne Gang to help Museum Campus planning
    The Chicago Park District has tapped acclaimed architect Jeanne Gang to help it develop a long-range plan for the Museum Campus, the district will announce Wednesday. The plan takes on added import because Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give “Star...
  • New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life

    New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life
    More than just the setting for a fanciful cartoon movie, Madagascar, of course, is a real island boasting some of the most fascinating biological history on Earsth. A new Field Museum exhibition, opening Saturday, tries to tell some of that story --...
  • China exhibit hall coming to Field Museum

    China exhibit hall coming to Field Museum
    For the next addition to its permanent exhibitions, Chicago’s Field Museum is looking far to the East. The Cyrus Tang Hall of China, showcasing some 350 artifacts from the museum’s 40,000-item collection, will open next June in a gallery...
  • Inaugural Lively Water Whiskey Festival coming to Field Museum this fall

    Inaugural Lively Water Whiskey Festival coming to Field Museum this fall
    For those who missed the annual Whisky Advocate WhiskyFest this past spring—either because of the $200 ticket price or how quickly the event sells out each year—there's a new whiskey festival option this year.  Lively Water Whiskey Fest,...
  • 12 Chicago museum events this fall

    12 Chicago museum events this fall
    Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town. The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
  • Former Preckwinkle aide to lead pro-Lucas museum group

    Former Preckwinkle aide to lead pro-Lucas museum group
    A group calling itself "Friends of the Lucas Museum" has formed to "outline the potential benefits Chicagoans can expect from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art coming to Chicago" ahead of upcoming public hearings on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial...
  • Pro-Lucas museum group forms to oppose open-space advocates

    Pro-Lucas museum group forms to oppose open-space advocates
    A group of civic leaders calling themselves "Friends of Lucas Museum" launched Thursday in advance of a potential legal challenge to the art museum's proposed lakefront location and public hearings on plans to improve the museum campus overall. The...
  • 'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen

     'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen
    The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha. She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
  • Contemplating the infinite at Adler Planetarium

    Contemplating the infinite at Adler Planetarium
    Go to Adler Planetarium if you're feeling big in your britches, a little prideful about our species' role in things. In Chicago's lakefront astronomy museum, there's no escaping what a little grain of sand on an enormous beach we are. Video...