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Header image: Astrophotography image of the full Moon, captured by the Adler Planetarium’s Theaters Manager, Nick Lake.

Adler Skywatch: July 2023

Monday June 26th
Karen Donnelly

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout July 2023? See Mars, Venus, Saturn, Mercury, and the Full Buck Supermoon!

The Sun glowing in the sky, with foliage accenting the bright orange and yellow sky. Image credit: Jeremy Bishop via Unsplash

Adler Skywatch: June 2023

Friday May 26th
Karen Donnelly

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout June 2023? See the summer solstice, the full Horse Moon, Venus, and other planets in the sky!

Jupiter in the night sky, as seen magnified by the telescope in the Adler Planetarium’s Doane Observatory.

Adler Skywatch: May 2023

Friday April 21st
Karen Donnelly

Adler Skywatch: What’s in the sky throughout May 2023? See Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, the Hare Moon, and learn where Mercury went!

Black and white image of the Earth, as seen from space, on the spring equinox in 2013. Image Credit: Nasa/ Earth Observer, edited by the Adler Planetarium

Adler Skywatch: March 2023

Wednesday February 22nd
Karen Donnelly

Header Image: The 2013 spring equinox, as seen from space. Image Credit: Nasa/ Earth Observer, edited by the Adler Planetarium Possibly the most photogenic planetary pairing of the year kicks-off this month, March 2023. Here’s your stargazing guide to view the Venus-Jupiter Conjunction, the spring equinox and other celestial events.  Venus and Jupiter Conjunction Just […]

Behind-The-Scenes of NASA’s Roving with Perseverance Exhibit Installation at the Adler Planetarium

Wednesday July 20th
Nikki O'Hara

Image Header: NASA’s Roving with Perseverance traveling exhibit in the Adler Planetarium’s Our Solar System exhibit.  If you work at the Adler Planetarium, you’ll be part of some pretty interesting things. But it’s not every day that you get to be part of a new exhibit installation, especially one from NASA! There is so much […]

Astrophotography picture of the Moon

Adler Skywatch: July 2022

Friday June 24th
Karen Donnelly

Header Image: Astrophotography picture of the Moon. Image Credit: Nick Lake Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus are gathering again during the dark hours of early mornings, and another supermoon occurs this month, July 2022. Here’s your stargazing guide to help you look up all throughout the month! When And Where To Spot These Five Planets […]

Nick Lake's image of a total lunar eclipse.

Adler Skywatch: May 2022

Friday April 29th
Karen Donnelly

Header Image: Total lunar eclipse seen in Chicago.  Header Image Credit: Nick Lake  Eclipses don’t happen often. When they do, they come in pairs about two weeks apart. A partial solar eclipse on April 30 overshadows only a small portion of the Southern Hemisphere–but the eastern half of the U.S. gets the chance to see […]

NASA's Hubble Telescope image of Jupiter

Adler Skywatch: April 2022

Thursday March 24th
Karen Donnelly

Header Image: Hubble’s new portrait of Jupiter. Header Image Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley). Before dawn breaks each morning, take a look at what is rising before the Sun this month, April 2022.   The first week of the month, the brightest planet, Venus, and […]

Adler Planetarium graphic depicting the fall celestial event, Chicagohenge.

Adler Skywatch: March 2022

Thursday February 24th
Karen Donnelly

Header Image: Adler Planetarium’s Lookup graphic depicting the spring and fall celestial event, Chicagohenge It’s time to “spring forward” and experience one of Chicago’s most picturesque sky highlights this month, March 2022. Daylight Saving time for 2022 starts March 13, at 2:00 am local time. On this morning we “spring-forward” by setting our clocks ahead […]

The Adler Planetarium with the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn in the background.

Adler Skywatch: December 2021

Sunday November 28th
Karen Donnelly

Header Image: The outside of the Adler Planetarium at night with the Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn brightly lit in the background. Image Credit: Mike Smail If skies are clear, we’ll get a chance to see all the planets visible to the unaided eye—and, just maybe, a comet—this month, December 2021. Comet Leonard, discovered in January […]


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