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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.

Members: 21
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2018

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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Total Solar Eclipse 2024-04-08 Monday

Where are you going?  Amtrak to Carbondale or Indianapolis.  Amtrak bus from St. Louis to Vienna then ride the Trail. Or train to Carbondale and ride roads to Tunnel Hill, Tunnel Hill Trail, near…Continue

Started by Mike Schwab Aug 16, 2018.

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.

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Comment by Tom A.K. on July 27, 2018 at 6:29am
Comment by Tom A.K. on August 21, 2017 at 11:54am
Crossing our fingers for a sensational solar eclipse ! Wherever you are in about an hour get yourself outside and view this once in a lifetime opportunity. ENJOY ! . . .
Comment by Tom A.K. on January 25, 2016 at 8:57pm
Comment by Tom A.K. on January 20, 2016 at 2:12pm

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.
Comment by Tom A.K. on November 29, 2015 at 9:38pm
Comment by Tom A.K. on November 7, 2015 at 10:22am

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

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

Comment by Tom A.K. on October 19, 2015 at 10:47pm

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

Amazing pictures of the SuperMoon Lunar Eclipse from last night.

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