Alder Planetarium unveils, 'Undiscovered Worlds'

March 2, 2012 4:31:57 AM PST
A new website,, lets ordinary folks help scientists search for extraterrestrial life.

A new exhibit is also opening at the Adler Planetarium.

Show Name: Undiscovered Worlds
Theater: Definiti Space Theater
Opening: March 2, 2012
Overview: Through the discovery of exoplanets - the hundreds of planets that have been found orbiting stars beyond the Sun - we have learned that our solar system is not alone in the universe, and we have had to redefine our understanding of planets and solar systems. With new achievements like the Kepler Telescope and rapidly improving technology, the discovery of exoplanets puts us one step closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. How will this change how we view our place in the universe?

Location: Adler Planetarium
1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-STAR

Admission: The Deep Space Adventure Pass includes admission to all exhibitions, Deep Space Adventure, an additional show (Undiscovered Worlds is an option) and the Atwood Experience. Adults $28; Child (ages 3 - 11) $22. General admission (not including shows) is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for children ages 3-11. Definiti Space Theater Shows and 3D Universe Theater Shows are $10 each in addition to general admission. Chicago residents receive a $2 discount for adults and a $3 discount for children 3-11 with proof of residency.

About the Adler:
The Adler Planetarium - America's First Planetarium - was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. The Adler is a recognized leader in science education, with a focus on inspiring young people to pursue careers in science. For more than 80 years, the Adler has inspired the next generation of explorers by sharing the personal stories of space exploration and America's space heroes. Learn more at