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Category: Public Observing

A cartoon Sun with sunglasses is hugging a smiling cartoon Earth in an Adler Planetarium infographic celebrating the 2024 summer solstice.

Adler Skywatch: June 2024

Thursday May 23rd
Karen Donnelly

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout June, 2024? Learn about the summer solstice and how to see the planets, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, and Mercury.

An enhanced image of the constellation Boötes the Herdsman, with the lines between the stars drawn to show the constellation. Boötes the Herdsman will be visible in the east-southeast sky in May, 2024.

Adler Skywatch: May 2024

Wednesday April 24th
Karen Donnelly

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout May, 2024? Learn how to see Saturn, Mars, Mercury, and bright stars like Fomalhaut, Arcturus, and Spica.

One person standing in front of a gray van with "Adler Planetarium" written on the van door and another person sitting inside the driver's seat of the van. In the background is the Adler Planetarium with a cloudy blue sky and a circular yellow logo with a gray car and "Astro Road Trip" written on it.

Astro Road Trip Brings Adler Planetarium Telescope Programming To Towns Across Southern Illinois Ahead Of The Total Solar Eclipse

Wednesday March 27th
Adler Planetarium Staff

Astro Road Trip brings telescope programming to communities across Southern Illinois in preparation for the April 8, 2024!

The "diamond ring" phenomena occurs just before totality occurs, during a total solar eclipse. Image credit: Rick Fienberg / TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travel

Adler Skywatch: April 2024

Wednesday March 20th
Karen Donnelly

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout April , 2024? Learn about the total solar eclipse, the Lyrid meteor shower, Earth Day, and more.

The penumbral lunar eclipse as seen in Sun Valley, Idaho, on November 30, 2020. Image credit: Nils Ribi via Earthsky.org, edited by the Adler Planetarium.

Adler Skywatch: March 2024

Wednesday February 21st
Karen Donnelly

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout March, 2024? Learn about the spring equinox, the penumbral lunar eclipse, and what planets you can see in March.

the traditional New Moon, the earliest visible waxing crescent, which signals the start of a new month in many lunar and lunisolar calendars. Image credit: NASA Goddard

Adler Skywatch: February 2024

Wednesday January 24th
Karen Donnelly

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout February, 2024? Learn about why we can’t see the supermoon, the snow Moon, visible planets, and Leap Day!

Person looking through telescope, observing two bright objects in the sky at dusk.

Adler Skywatch: January 2024

Wednesday December 27th
Karen Donnelly

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout January, 2024? Learn about perihelion, the Quadrantids meteor shower and the planets this month!

A winter landscape where the Sun shines through branches of a frozen tree, during sunset on the winter solstice.

Adler Skywatch: December 2023

Tuesday November 28th
Karen Donnelly

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout December 2023? See the Geminid Meteor Shower, the winter solstice, the full cold Moon, and more!

Jupiter and its moon Io, as seen from space. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Adler Skywatch: November 2023

Wednesday October 25th
Karen Donnelly

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout November, 2023? When does Daylight Saving time end, how to see Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and the Leonid meteor shower.

An annular “ring of fire” solar eclipse on May 20, 2012. Image Credits: NASA/Bill Dunford

Adler Skywatch: October 2023

Monday September 25th
Karen Donnelly

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout October, 2023? How to see the October 14 solar eclipse, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, and hunter’s Moon!

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