Come join us — the Cosmic Adventures duo — at Ravinia for an evening of classical music, skygazing, and astronomy knowledge. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will take care of the music and perform Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” among other selections (including an improvisation that encourages suggestions from the audience). As for astronomy, a number of local observing clubs will be on hand with telescopes, and your favorite cosmic adventurers will help entertain and answer any questions you might have. We’ll also provide Astronomy magazine materials for you to take home.
The festivities start at 5:00 p.m., with the concert beginning at 8:00 p.m. Lawn tickets are free to students (with current ID), and only $10 for everyone else. Because it will be light out before the music starts, concert-goers will be treated to a live feed from the Slooh Space Camera, so all your bases will be covered. There’s something for everyone, from the die-hard Holst enthusiast to the obsessive skygazer (or the Cosmic Adventures fan).
So skip the Olympics (or set your DVR if you must), and come join us for a great time. We’ll see you there (we’ll be the ones in bright red shirts)!