Arena Americas worked with event planners at the Adler Planetarium to supply rental event equipment for their annual Celestial Ball: Across the Universe.  The event was attended by more than 600 guests including business, civic and philanthropic leaders and was hosted by the Women’s Board in partnership with the Board of Trustees.

Guests enjoyed an evening under the stars starting with a cocktail reception and silent auction, a seated dinner including table-side demonstrations from the Adler’s teen Science Sommeliers, and dancing.  Arena Americas supplied a 15m x 45m clearspan tent for cocktail hour along with air conditioning, power and flooring.  A walkway tent led guests into the planetarium where Arena supplied tables, mirage chairs, dinnerware, glassware and flatware for the sit-down dinner.

During the gala, the Adler Planetarium presented the 2016 Corporate Partner Award to S&C Electric Company for their support of ATLAS (Adler Teen Leaders Advancing STEM).  Adler’s science education programs support young people in the pursuit of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.  The gala raised more than $1.6 million USD for the planetarium’s exhibitions, shows and programs.