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Bicycle Astronomy

This is a group dedicated to pursuing amateur astronomy using bicycles as a means to get to sites for viewing. You don't need to own your own telescope, but the more the merrier. You should of course own a bicycle, and be interested in amateur astronomy. Anyone with an interest in astronomy will be welcomed from neophytes to experts.

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Star party tonight!

The first star party of the season kicks off tonight at the Adler Planetarium from 8:00 to 10:00 on the west side. Chicago Astronomer will be there and this will serve as the inaugural Bicycle Astronomy event. I hour to see you all there!

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Introducing the Adler Galaxy Ride! 3 Replies

Hey everybody! Thought I'd let you all know about a cool thing I and my Adler Planetarium colleagues are doing. From 9/18-25, I will be riding from Chicago to St Louis as a way of mapping out cosmic…Continue

Started by Lucianne Walkowicz. Last reply by Mike Schwab Sep 24, 2015.

Adler Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party in Cantigny Park 8/12

Hi everybody!The Adler is hosting a star party in Cantigny Park in Wheaton on 8/12, from 6-11pm. We'll have music, kids' events, telescopes, and hopefully good weather :) Personally, I can't help but…Continue

Started by Lucianne Walkowicz Jul 22, 2015.

Black Super Moon 2/18/15

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Started by Beans Feb 17, 2015.

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Comment by Tom A.K. on January 25, 2016 at 8:57pm
Comment by Tom A.K. on January 20, 2016 at 2:12pm
http://www.thechainlink.org/events/bicycle-astronomy-at-alder-after...

An event has been posted for the CL group Bicycle Astronomy for Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6pm-10pm at the Adler Planetarium.

The first installment of this monthly adults-only 21+ event in 2016. Enjoy access to the exhibits, the Doane Observatory and the city's night sky view with 'Alder After Dark'! Every third Thursday of the month from 6 pm to 10pm. Adult 21+ beverages available. Bring your special friend for a perfect date night. Tickets available at the door.
Comment by Tom A.K. on December 11, 2015 at 3:11pm
Geminid peak is Sunday night. Radiant point is overhead around ~ 2 a.m.

http://m.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/the-king-of-meteor-showers...
Comment by Tom A.K. on November 29, 2015 at 9:38pm
Comment by Tom A.K. on November 7, 2015 at 10:22am
http://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-becomes-moons-partner-on-november-7

At 4am in the crystal clear morning sky I witnessed a spectacular display of planets as the crescent moon swept past. Venus, Mars and the Moon. With a clear sky this coming morning, it should also be an incredible sight. Look to the eastern morning skies, Bicycle Astronomers ! 11/6/15
Comment by Tom A.K. on October 31, 2015 at 8:38pm

http://earthsky.org/space/big-asteroid-will-safely-pass-earth-on-ha...

A "skull" shaped asteroid has spookily skimmed past earth on Halloween.

Comment by Tom A.K. on October 19, 2015 at 10:47pm
https://earthsky.org/space/big-asteroid-will-safely-pass-earth-on-h...

Giant asteroid to pass near Earth on Halloween. Visible by telescope on 10-30-15 & 10-31-15.
Comment by Tom A.K. on September 28, 2015 at 2:29pm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/11895052/Supermoon-lunar-eclipse-20...

Amazing pictures of the SuperMoon Lunar Eclipse from last night.
Comment by Tom A.K. on September 27, 2015 at 10:40pm
BRAVO ! Wow ! Amazing ! Great show ! = Supermoon !
Comment by Tom A.K. on September 27, 2015 at 7:19pm
http://touch.redeyechicago.com/#section/2943/article/p2p-84508494/

The clouds have miraculously cleared away over Chicago and viewing for the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse should be spectacular ! Come on down to the Planetarium, or if you're on your bike pull over, find a clear viewing spot and look up towards the South east ! Starts after 8pm.

Note: kiltedcelt, if you're still out there, please let us know?
 

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