Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium

2013 Celestial Ball

The annual Celestial Ball is an elegant gala and a highlight of the autumn season. Guests will enjoy fine cuisine, dancing and an auction with proceeds directed to the museum's effective science education programs.


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, extensive space science exhibitions, and one of the world's most important antique astronomical instrument collections on display. 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.