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November 2017

Peak of the Leonids Meteor Shower

November 18

Starting in the evening of Nov. 18 through the next day’s dawn, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the Leonids meteor shower. Learn more about the major meteor showers and how to watch them here.

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Free Admission at the Field Museum

November 19
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The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* See ticketed exhibitions and 3D films at a special price: choose a Discovery Pass and see one special exhibition or 3D film, or see it all with an All-Access Pass! Those who qualify for state food assistance can visit at a discounted rate any day with the Museums for All initiative. 2017 Free Admission Days: August 10, 28, 31 September 10, 11, 23, 24 October 9, 22,…

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Observing at the Dearborn Observatory

November 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Northwestern University, 633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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The Dearborn Observatory is open for public observing with the historic 18.5" refracting telescope every Friday night from 9:00 - 11:00 pm. The Friday night observation tours at the Dearborn Observatory are open to the public, and there are two hours open for visiting: Spring/Summer Hours*: At this time, August-November reservation times are completely full. However, guests are welcome during the walk-in hour.  9:00 - 10:00 pm: Reservation hour only. Reservation requests received after 4 PM the day of may not be…

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Adults Night Out!

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Ever wondered what it would be like to explore Lincoln Park Zoo after the gates close? Here’s your chance! Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adults Night Out. Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, educational entertainment, and cash bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event. No kids. No crowds. Strolling among exhibits with a beer or glass of wine in hand. Sound fun? Join us! 6:30–10 p.m. For participants ages 18 and older $15…

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November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Logan Arts Center, 915 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:00–9:00 p.m. Where: Logan Center, Screening Room 201 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL Description: A screening and talk by British visual artist Simon Starling as part of the University–wide CP–1 commemoration. Since emerging from the Glasgow art scene in the early 1990s, Simon Starling has established himself as one of the leading artists of his generation, working in a wide variety of media (film, installation, photography) to interrogate the histories of art and design, scientific…

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December 2017

World Premiere of “Plea for Peace” (2017) by Augusta Read Thomas

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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When: Friday, December 1, 2017 4:15–4:25 p.m. Where: Mandel Hall 1131 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL Description: A vocalise for soprano and string quartet, commissioned by the University of Chicago for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Chicago Pile-1. First performance by Jessica Aszodi, Soprano, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians: Yuan-Qing Yu and Ni Mei, Violins; WeiJing Wang, Viola; and Ken Olsen, Cello. For more information, please visit augustareadthomas.com. More information Cost: Free and open to the public Contact: UChicago…

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Observing at the Dearborn Observatory

December 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Northwestern University, 633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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The Dearborn Observatory is open for public observing with the historic 18.5" refracting telescope every Friday night from 9:00 - 11:00 pm. The Friday night observation tours at the Dearborn Observatory are open to the public, and there are two hours open for visiting: Spring/Summer Hours*: At this time, August-November reservation times are completely full. However, guests are welcome during the walk-in hour.  9:00 - 10:00 pm: Reservation hour only. Reservation requests received after 4 PM the day of may not be…

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Creating Science-Art

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
William Eckhardt Research Center, 5640 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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When: Saturday, December 2, 2017 3:00–3:15 p.m. Where: William Eckhardt Research Center Lobby Description: "Creating Science-Art" is a movement piece developed by physicist Young-Kee Kim (UChicago), dancer and choreographer Emily Coates (Yale), and composer Sam Pluta (UChicago), in partnership with a diverse range of students from across the University of Chicago. The work is a unique physical response to the 75th anniversary of CP-1 and its impact on the history of the human body, performed in visible proximity to the original…

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Arts and the Nuclear Age: 1942 | 1967 | 2017

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL United States
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When: Saturday, December 2, 2017 4:15–6:15 p.m. Where: Reynolds Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge 5706 South University, Chicago, IL Description: The culminating lectures for the 75th anniversary of the Chicago Pile-1 experiment and the concurrent 50th anniversary of the unveiling of Henry Moore's Nuclear Energy sculpture. Features talks by eminent Moore scholar (and former Henry Moore Foundation Research Curator at Tate) Anne Wagner, architect Ludovico Centis, and principals Luke Ogrydziak and Zoe Prillinger from California-based firm Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects (the design team…

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Alumni & Student Music Composers: Chicago Pile-1 Commemoration Commissions

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL United States
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When: Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:00–7:45 p.m. Where: Reynolds Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge 5706 South University, Chicago, IL Description: The Arts, Science & Culture Initiative, working in partnership with the Department of Music and colleagues in the sciences, has commissioned three works by alumni and current student composers to be performed as part of the 75th anniversary. Composers: Amelia Kaplan, PhD (Associate Professor of Composition and Director of the New Music Ensemble at Ball State University, Indiana); Clifton Callender, PhD (Professor…

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