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Rare Celestial Treat & Adler Live Event
Fri., 7-24-2020
4:30 a.m. Central Time
Event added by Maria C.

NEOWISE, a rare, bright comet is visiting our part of the solar system for the first time in a little over 4,000 years! It will be visible starting about 30 minutes after sundown from now until around Jul. 27. In addition, from 4:30 a.m.-5 am the week of July 20, all seven planets in our solar system will be visible in the early morning sky at the same time, a once-in-20-year occurrence!  Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn will be visible to the naked eye, and Uranus and Neptune will require good binoculars or a telescope. 

In honor of these rare celestial happenings, the Adler Planetarium will host Adler Live!, a virtual public observing event on Thurs., Jul. 23 at 8:30 p.m. via Adler’s YouTube channel. 

Event details are subject to change. Please contact the event host to verify these details are accurate.