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Adler Planetarium

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 16 May 2018 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago, Illinois was the first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere and is the oldest in existence today. The Adler was founded and built in 1930 by the philanthropist Max Adler, with the assistance of the first director of the planetarium, Philip Fox. Located on Northerly Island, it is a part of Chicago's Museum Campus along with the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

The Adler has three full-size theaters. Since the museum's opening in 1930, visitors view representations of the night sky in the historic Sky Theater planetarium, the outer protective dome of which is visible from the exterior of the building. The Zeiss Planetarium projector is capable of accurately reproducing the movement of every aspect of the night sky. In 1999, the Adler expanded its exhibition space, including the addition of the definitiTM Theater, a completely digital fulldome video environment powered by DigitalSky 2 software. Outside the Planetarium are several sculptures, one by Henry Moore is a sundial sculpture named Man Enters the Cosmos, while the second is a Neoclassical sculpture of astronomer Nicholas Copernicus, a replica of a famous 19th century work in Warsaw's Royal Baths by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.

Photo captured February 25, 2018.

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Ginnie from Netherlands

That's fabulous, Steven.

16 May 2018 5:02am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

What a fantastic building and I love your wonderful text and image, Steven! I love that marble(?)... so beautiful !

16 May 2018 5:16am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Ce planétarium doit valoir le détour et déjà sa façade, elle est superbe.
Bonne journée Steven

16 May 2018 5:17am

By Marie from Entre Bretagne et montagnes, France

Impressive and powerful architecture

16 May 2018 5:20am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique architecture. Super cadrage.

16 May 2018 5:31am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Nice perspective indeed!

16 May 2018 6:25am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ces deux personnage cet escalier la coupole quelle vue et compo.

16 May 2018 6:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, that sure looks built to last !

16 May 2018 6:46am

Martine from France

J'aime bien sa forme arrondie.

16 May 2018 7:21am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise !

16 May 2018 7:54am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely doc shot (marred only by the mangled language of the poster :) The cladding and the zig-zag shadows are great

16 May 2018 9:27am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Perfect capture !

16 May 2018 9:37am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Beautiful building !!

16 May 2018 9:44am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Wonderful editing in HDR

16 May 2018 10:00am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...Superb !!

16 May 2018 10:18am

Maria-Lina from Brownsburg Chatham, Canada

Bonjour Steven, quel magnifique endroit, ta photo est superbe! Bise, bonne journée tout en douceur!

16 May 2018 10:48am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunning anhd interesting place.

16 May 2018 11:12am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I tip my hat to the preservation of a building like this, so wonderful to behold and adding to our human sense of curiosity and knowledge. Superb shot.

16 May 2018 11:30am

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picure of this famous place. A very interesting history.

16 May 2018 12:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the symmetry of this composition and the way you have bright out the details

16 May 2018 1:51pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Really nice architecture, Phil

16 May 2018 3:15pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great shot! I love it!

16 May 2018 4:00pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

An interesting place. Thanks for the info.

16 May 2018 4:55pm

Urspo from Phoenix, United States

I love planetariums ! Oh to see this one again!

16 May 2018 5:29pm

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

Great shot.

16 May 2018 5:41pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of this great place. Excellent composition and interesting information. :)

16 May 2018 5:47pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


16 May 2018 6:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of this impressive building. A fascinating history.

16 May 2018 6:14pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

Excellent symmetry and pov and overall compo. What an impressive history that goes with this building!

16 May 2018 8:06pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

There's a tiny little dust spot on your sensor. ;p

16 May 2018 9:43pm

Bill from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

I ike the detail in this one. Thanks for including the history.

16 May 2018 9:49pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gorgeous building. The architecture is magnificent. Wonderful information. I would love to visit there.

16 May 2018 11:15pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What a magnificent buildling

17 May 2018 1:01am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

an impressive structure and beautifully photographed

17 May 2018 3:15am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, perspective, colors & lights!
A M A Z I N G !!!

17 May 2018 10:07am

yo from Ile de France, France

Un bâtiment imposant bien cadré !

18 May 2018 8:01am

Remus from Portugal

Being the whole building covered with marble, it gives it a majestic appearance. It is a building that clearly marks the surrounding landscape.

18 May 2018 5:00pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Great composition.

20 May 2018 8:32pm