Skywatch Weekly

Look Up With Us Wherever You Are!

Skywatch Weekly 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 get up and go out to explore the night sky to try and view the objects discussed in each episode. Let us know what you saw by commenting in the YouTube comment section or on social media—tag @adlerplanet and #LookUp on Instagram and Twitter!

We Publish New Episodes Every Week

Catch new episodes on YouTube every Wednesday! 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 Weekly updates. (Don’t forget to subscribe if you want to get notifications when we post new videos!)

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We Want to Hear From You!

Let us know what you think or what objects in the sky you want us to cover. Share your comments, questions, and suggestions with us in the YouTube comments section or on Instagram and Twitter by tagging @adlerplanet and #LookUp.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a telescope to view the objects discussed in Skywatch Weekly?

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!

What kind of topics are covered in Skywatch Weekly episodes?

Each Skywatch Weekly 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.”

I have a question about a topic mentioned in an episode. What should I do?

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 askadler@adlerplanetarium.org. 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.

I have an idea for a topic. Who should I talk to?

Leave us a comment in the YouTube comment section of any Skywatch Weekly episode or reach out to us on social media by tagging @adlerplanet and #LookUp.

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