Adler Planetarium Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Human Spaceflight

Join the Adler Planetarium and Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International for an afternoon panel discussion with cosmonauts Boris Volynov and Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu. Volynov and Prunariu will discuss the significance of Gagarin’s world changing flight, and their personal experiences and mission accomplishments as part of the international space program.

Following the panel discussion, visitors can view the bronze bust of Yuri Gagarin, a gift to Chicago from its sister city Moscow. The bust will be on display at the Adler alongside Alan B. Shepard’s jet flight suit and helmet, on loan from the personal collection of the Alan B. Shepard Family.

When: Wednesday, October 19
Where: Adler Planetarium – Universe Theater
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: Included with General Admission*
Available on a first-come, first-served basis from the box office.
*Note: General admission for Illinois residents is free on Wednesday, October 19.

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