Astronomy Backstage Pass: Chicago DVD

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Get your own private tour on DVD of these great institutions: Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum, Fermilab, and Yerkes Observatory.

Astronomy Backstage Pass: Chicago DVD is a three-hour informal account of the visit to these wonderful facilities in the Chicago area by the Editors of Astronomy magazine.

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Description

Get your own behind-the-scenes tour of these great institutions: Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum, Fermilab, and Yerkes Observatory. Astronomy Backstage Pass: Chicago DVD is a three-hour informal account of the visit to these wonderful facilities in the Chicago area by the Editors of Astronomy magazine.

Along the way, you'll...

  • Meet scientists, lecturers, and curators.
  • See equipment, books, and artifacts that are not on public display.
  • Learn about the past of these historic institutions, and also what their futures hold.

*At Adler Planetarium, you’ll experience the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. You’ll see highlights from Adler’s collection of ancient astronomical instruments and rare books like those signed by Johannes Kepler and William Herschel.

*Explore the Field Museum, with its rare meteorites and minerals that illuminate how we view the early solar system. And tour one of the finest gem collections anywhere.

*Discover the incredible science happening at Fermilab, where miles of underground instruments are being put to the test as neutrino detectors in a race to discover the properties of elementary particles and dark matter.

*Cherish the world’s largest refracting telescope at Yerkes Observatory, along with a rich history that includes numerous artifacts of George Hale, Edward E. Barnard, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, and many others.

Approximate running time: 3 hours
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