The centerpiece of America’s oldest planetarium is the 70-foot diameter Grainger Sky Theater. The six Sony projectors are powered by Digistar 6 and are paired with a NanoSeam™️ dome installation that extends 11 degrees past a full hemisphere. This unique dome design reaches to the floor of the planetarium and fully immerses the nearly 200 visitors to each show.
unparalleled EVENT space
The Grainger Sky Theater does not have fixed seating, providing Adler with an unparalleled event space for not just planetarium shows, but weddings, banquets, corporate meetings, and even film and TV production.
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STUNNING & ENGAGING
Every year, more than a half million visitors pass through Adler’s doors in the shadow of the Chicago skyline. A unique combination of community science gateway and research facility, the advanced technology of the Grainger Sky Theater means the planetarium can host events and speakers at the cutting edge of astronomy and astrophysics, transforming their data and discoveries into stunning and engaging visualizations.