Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum of Chicago.
This was the first planetarium of United States, built in 1930, by Max Adler as a gift to the people of Chicago.
The sculpture in the foreground is from Nicolaus Copernicus, considered the father of the modern Astronomy.
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was a Polish astronomer, mathematician and economist who developed the heliocentric theory of the solar system. His theory about the Sun as the center of the solar system, turning over the traditional geocentric theory (that placed Earth at the center of the Universe), is considered one of the most important discoveries ever, and is the fundamental starting point of modern astronomy.
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sikor102 (1548) 2005-06-04 18:28
Fajne, bliskie nam Polakom foto. Dobre, wyra¼ne kolory i ksiê¿yc w tle, jak najbardziej na miejscu. Pozwoli³em sobie na inn± wersjê.
bobticoune (920) 2005-06-04 21:48
Did you know that we have exactly the same statue of Copernicus in front of our own planetarium in Montreal ?
The first place the statue stand was in front of the pavillion of man and the universe during the world fair (Expo '67) in 1967. Then, the statue has been tranfered outside the planetarium Dow of Montreal.
Stepan (27210) 2005-08-05 15:17
A strange composition :
> the moon and the "looking like a mosque" planetarium
> the pharaohs exhibition
> the small smoke on the roof
> The idea of this takes place in... Chicago !
carmem_busko (3718) 2005-10-01 14:48
Andamos pels mesmos lugares...hehe, também conheço este planetário.
Astronomia é meu segundo hobby.
A Lua não poderia ter sido mais oportuna.
chaity (1539) 2005-11-08 21:27
Hi Ricardo, I like the color on top of the doom. Placement of the statue and the moon behind is nice.
pierrefonds (48353) 2006-05-03 9:48
A good POV of the Adler Planetarium and of the sculpture of Nicolaus Copernicus, the photo has nice colors and a good composition.
- Copyright: Ricardo Abdelnoor (rabdelnoor) (3421)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Chicago Winter 2004
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-04 16:53