Students ride the galaxy on the Lincoln Public Library lawn

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[October 18, 2016]  LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library hosted a ride through the galaxy on Friday morning. Galaxy Ride is a teaching outreach of Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, the nation’s oldest planetarium.

Second through fifth grade students from Carroll Catholic, Northwest, West Lincoln Broadwell, and Washington Monroe gathered on the library lawn to get a fascinating idea what our universe is like.

Over 200 students from the Lincoln schools showed up at the library for their chance to see the universe while enjoying a beautiful day outside under a beautiful blue sky.

Michelle and Sarah from the Adler discussed the sun and its UV rays and sunspots, the earth and moon, the alignment of the planets, and how astronomers use color filters to study the universe.

During their trip around the Midwest this fall, the Galaxy Ride astronomers have visited Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. After Lincoln, the Galaxy team traveled to Normal Friday evening to conclude their trip.


This is the second year the Galaxy Ride has visited Lincoln. Last year the Adler teachers rode their bicycles from Chicago to St. Louis giving astronomy lectures along the way. They chose to use the SUV this year so that they could visit more communities.

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The Adler Planetarium is a wonderful place to visit with all sorts of exhibits and programs for all ages. They are having their annual overnight camp-out in the planetarium later this year.

[Curtis Fox]

The Adler Planetarium is a public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. It was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler.

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Opened: May 12, 1930

Friday 9:30AM–4PM
Saturday 9:30AM–4:30PM
Sunday 9:30AM–4:30PM
Monday 9:30AM–4PM
Tuesday 9:30AM–4PM
Wednesday 9:30AM–4PM
Thursday 9:30AM–4PM

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