Forget the eclipse — it was a “Solar Flare” that dazzled guests at the Adler Planetarium’s Celestial Ball Sept. 9, themed for the sun’s sudden bursts of light. From the fire-colored tablecloths to coral and fuchsia centerpieces to the vibrant gowns worn by many of the 600 guests at the benefit for the Adler Planetarium (1300 S. Lake Shore), the showstopping event hosted by the Women’s Board and co-chairs Erika Lautman Bartelstein and Elisa Primavera-Bailey did more than captivate attendees — it raised over $1.5 million to support educational programming that engages and inspires the next generation of explorers.
Get involved: For more information on the Women’s Board of the Adler Planetarium, please visit adlerplanetarium.org/join-give/affiliates/womens- board.
Photos by Robert Carl
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