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The Space Comedy Show You Need Right Now

The Wow! Signal is the only space-science-musical, silent-film, animated, sentient-spaghetti-starring, lightly educational comedy sketch show on the internet for adults produced by the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere! Laugh along with our team for some much needed space science fun.

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Stellar Reviews

“Kind of hard to pick a favorite [skit] when the whole episode is so enjoyable to watch.”

“Loved the episode. My favourite songs were “The Most Embarrassing Version of You” and “Death of Heat” because you’ve gotta love some not so optimistic pep talks.”

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Wow! Signal Episode 9: Dark Matter

Is the cosmic web of Dark matter like a spider’s web? A spooky song will reveal the answer. Also: An astrophysicist and a bedbug expert walk into a panel discussion. Two ghosts argue about what they’re made of. Dark matter is tired of humans telling it what it is. The curious astronaut returns!

Wow! Signal Episode 8: The Moon

This very Moon-ificent episode of Wow! Signal has all of the Moon content you didn’t know you needed!

A dog (and a Moon) called Luna are serenaded. An anxious werewolf investigates the full Moon’s influence on Earth. Against Meredith’s very sound advice, Chadler pursues an exciting (paleo!) marketing opportunity in space. And when the Moon suddenly disappears, the world’s moths and retro pop singers struggle to adapt.

Wow! Signal Episode 7: Time Travel

Time flies when you’re…well, traveling through time watching this episode of the Wow! Signal.

Lucianne races to rescue the fabric of spacetime from an omniscient AI. Future Meredith saves Present Meredith from a terrible fate. Relativity ruins what could have been the perfect love story. Chris falls into a cardboard vortex where he finds out why he can’t use his time machine to change history.

Wow! Signal Episode 6: Telescopes

Telescopes: what mysteries can these clever tubes and circles reveal to us in this episode of the Wow! Signal?

Stacey Quasar interviews Chicago celebrity, Skywatch Wednesday host, and astrophotographer Nick Lake. Former Adler Planetarium curator Pedro Raposo counsels a tiny Chris. Caroline Herschel sings about comets and how cool she is.

Wow! Signal Episode 5: Parallel Universe Musical Extravaganza

Oops. In this episode of the Wow! Signal, our heroes are trapped in a parallel universe where everything is a nonstop musical.

Chris pulls a lever that transports them all to this alternative reality. The Curious Astronaut explores bubbles on the quantum foam. A singing piano man in the sky tells Lucianne, Chris, and Meredith that somewhere in the multiverse there is a more embarrassing version of themselves. Stacey Quasar, Professor Renee Hlozek and and Dr. Tyler Natoli sing about the inevitable heat death of the universe.

Wow! Signal Episode 4: Constellations of the Zodiac

Constellations! The Zodiac! Conspiracy?

Wow! Signal Episode 3: Earthlings in Space

Cats! Squirrels! Space toilets!

Wow! Signal Episode 2: Aliens

Aliens! Pancakes! Tardigrades!

Wow! Signal Episode 1: Black Holes:

Black holes! Dangerous musical adventure! Spaghetti!

Meet the Team Behind the Wow! Signal

Check out the video below to meet the seriously passionate, incredibly unique, wickedly talented Adlerites behind the space-comedy-musical-variety show that’s all the rage. Hear how it all  came together from the team that made it happen. 

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