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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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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 March 20, 2015 at 6:13pm
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/03/18/solar-eclipse/24970217/

Freaky Friday: Solar eqinox, solar eclipse, super moon.
Comment by Beans on November 11, 2014 at 5:34pm

I just heard Lucianne talking about the comet landing on the Bill and Wendy show on WGN radio.

Comment by Jodoh on October 24, 2014 at 5:11pm

I submitted a request to join the group--hopefully to the right group (Bicycling Astronomers).

 

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