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Skywatch Wednesday is a YouTube video series from the Adler that encourages viewers to get to know their night sky. Each episode highlights objects like constellations and planets you’ll be able to spot on your own at home during the upcoming week, a weekly challenge, and other fun facts about our universe.
Weekly Night Sky Challenge
After each episode, we encourage you to go out and explore your night sky to try and view the objects discussed in the episode. Let us know what you see by commenting in the YouTube comment section or on social media—tag @adlerplanet and #LookUp on Instagram and Twitter!
We Publish New Episodes on Wednesdays
Catch new episodes on YouTube on Wednesdays. You can browse our playlist above using the playlist menu in the top righthand corner of the video or visit our YouTube channel for the latest Skywatch Wednesday updates. (Don’t forget to subscribe if you want to get notifications when we post new videos!)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Not necessarily! Our host, Nick, will always let you know what equipment you need in order to view objects in the night sky during the episode. Sometimes you may need a telescope or binoculars, but often you can see objects with the naked eye!
Each Skywatch Wednesday is unique. Our goal is to cover topics relevant to the week of the episode airing so that you can go out and explore the night sky after watching. Sometimes we’ll talk about constellations and asterisms that are especially easy to see during a given time period, a planet that is making a close approach to Earth, an especially stunning phase of the Moon, or seasonal meteor showers. We’ll also cover timely topics, like how to view comet NEOWISE or the “planet parade.”
If you have questions about an episode topic, you have a few choices. First, you can leave us a comment in the YouTube comments section and we will do our best to respond. Second, you can email our astronomy experts at email@example.com. By emailing us, you can expect a response usually within a week’s time. We ask for your patience and understanding if high volumes of emails make response times longer.
Leave us a comment in the YouTube comment section of any Skywatch Wednesday episode or reach out to us on social media by tagging @adlerplanet and #LookUp.
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