Adler Astronomy Live

Adler Astronomy Live

Hey Stargazers—The Universe Is Calling!

Adler Astronomy Live gives science enthusiasts and amateurs alike unique opportunities to interact with astronomers and science historians. This every-other-weekly series features diverse voices in STEM, eye-popping space visualizations, cutting edge research, space science news, and the human stories behind scientific discoveries!

No tickets or reservations required to attend Adler Astronomy Live. All you need is an internet connection and access to YouTube!

SCHEDULE AND TOPICS

Adler Astronomy Live takes place every other Thursday at 12:00 pm CT and last around 45 minutes. We will release topics information four weeks prior to an event. See past episodes in our YouTube playlist.

August 13: Mapping a Billion Stars

The Gaia telescope is a European Space Agency mission to map the Milky Way like never before. Its work has revealed a wealth of new information about our galaxy, including the lowest-mass objects hiding under our noses, a Milky Way merger that happened when the galaxy was just an infant, and other tremendous stories that help us discern information throughout our past and future. Join us as we review the latest results on mapping the galaxy and discuss how you can participate through a unique citizen science project called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9.

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August 27: Constellations

Where do constellations come from? Can we invent new ones? And why are old star maps filled with impressive renditions of animals, human figures, and other real and imaginary objects? Join us for a conversation about the art and science of constellations and find out how YOU can help us understand their history with the Adler’s Mapping Historic Skies project!

September 10: The Aquarius Project

On Monday, February 6, 2017, at approximately 1:30 am CST, a 600-pound meteorite streaked through the midwest sky and landed in Lake Michigan, around 10 miles off the coast of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Adler staff and teens began the Aquarius Project with the hopes to retrieve fragments of this meteorite at the bottom of the lake. Now, years later, the team is working to analyze the contents they’ve recovered and even more questions keep bubbling to the surface. Join us to find out how the search is going and all the unexpected turns it has taken along the way!

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do Adler Astronomy Live events happen?

Adler Astronomy Live events are every other Thursday at 12:00 pm CT on YouTube.

How can I get notified about each event?

Since these live videos take place on our YouTube channel, the best way to get notified is to subscribe to our YouTube channel and turn on updates.

If you’re unsure how to set YouTube notifications, check out this guide on how to manage them from your account.

How do I interact with the speakers or submit questions about the event topic?

To interact with our speakers during an event, you can write a comment in the YouTube live chat. We try to answer as many questions as possible!

You can also ask us questions on social media by tagging @adlerplanet + #AskAdler or email us at askadler@adlerplanetarium.org. (For more information on Ask Adler, visit our Ask Adler resources page.)

I would love more info on a topic talked about in Adler Astronomy Live—where should I look for more information?

You can do follow up research on the internet, but if you have burning questions that are hard to find answers to can email your question to our astronomy team at askadler@adlerplanetarium.org. Our astronomers love talking space!

Note that you can usually expect a response within a week, but we ask for your patience and understanding if high volumes of emails make response times longer.

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