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  • Did an Asteroid Kill the Dinosaurs

    Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

    Sundays, Oct 2nd - Nov 20th | 2 pm

    Like Space? Like Dinosaurs? How about a show about them BOTH?! The show explores the possibility of a six-mile wide space rock slamming into the Earth 66 million years ago and wiping out 75 percent of all living species at that time, including the dinosaurs. The new planetarium show, produced in 2016 by the Milwaukee Public Museum, presents the numerous craters on worlds like the moon, Mars, and even distant Pluto. Cosmic collisions are abundant in our solar system; explore the dinosaur disaster up close!

    The Dark Matter Mystery

    The Dark Matter Mystery

    Sundays, Oct 2nd - Nov 20th | 3 pm

    What are the building blocks of our universe? We've been trying to answer this question since time memorial - however we still haven't found the ultimate answer. Approximately a quarter of the universe consists of mysterious dark matter. We know: It is there, however, we don't know what it is made up of. This planetarium show takes you on astrophysics' biggest quest. You'll see, why we know that there must be dark matter at all. Join the scientists on their observations, out in space, as well as deep under ground. Will they be able to reveal dark matter's mystery? Find out for yourself.

    The Weather

    The Weather

    Saturdays, Oct 1st - Nov 19th | 11 am

    This show follows a young girl as she learns about using her senses to observe seasons, weather, clouds and the water cycle. Recommended for children up to grade 2.


    The Warped Universe

    The Warped Universe - LIVE Domecast

    Friday, Oct 28th | 7:30 pm

    One hundred years after Albert Einstein’s theory of General Relativity first predicted the existence of gravitational waves, physicists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) observed these ripples in the fabric of spacetime in September of last year. For the Planetarium's 2nd Kavli Fulldome Lecture on October 28, MIT Professor, MacArthur Fellow and LIGO member Dr. Nergis Mavalvala will bring this historic discovery to life for general audiences at the Adler Planetarium and domecast to planetariums around the world. With the help of data visualizations produced by the Adler’s Space Visualization Group, Professor Mavalvala’s lecture will reflect on the century of research that finally confirmed Einstein’s prediction and what gravitational waves may reveal about the earliest moments of our Universe.