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The Adler Planetarium — America's First Planetarium — was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. The museum is home to three full-size theaters, including the all-digital projection Defiiti® Space Theater, the Sky Theater which utilizes a Zeiss optical projector, and the Universe 3D Theater. It is also home to one of the world's most important antique instrument collections. The Adler is a recognized leader in science education, with a focus on inspiring young people, particularly women and minorities, to pursue careers in science.
In the winter of 2009, the museum plans to host one of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's GO TO 2040 "Community Conversations." This program will support the Burnham Centennial's "Future Focus" by engaging Adler members in a discussion about their ideas for the future of our region. The Adler's location at the doorstep of Northerly Island and its spectacular view of Chicago's skyline make the museum an inspiring location for this conversation.
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