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Digital Series

Adler Planetarium digital series are unlike anything offered by other museums. Nowhere else will viewers find experiences like live video chats with astronomers who can help you find celestial objects in your neighborhood sky; a musical sketch comedy show that teaches space science in an approachable manner; or time-relevant tours of the night sky with stunning space visualizations. Our collection of digital programs helps us connect with our neighbors while reaching new audiences in Chicagoland and all over the world. Explore one of our series below! 

Skywatch Wednesday

Theaters Manager Nick with headphones speaking into a microphone with a colorful cosmic wallpaper background. Still from a Skywatch Wednesday.

Tour the night sky on select Wednesdays with the Adler Planetarium’s Theaters Manager Nick, who uses cutting edge visualizations, NASA images, and astrophotography to show you what you can see in the night sky throughout the year.

Skywatch Wednesday series

Wow! Signal Space Comedy Show

Meredith in a fuzzy purple coat singing into an old-school microphone with a Moon backdrop in the Johnson Star Theater

Laugh along with our team for some much needed space science fun! The Wow! Signal is a lightly educational space science comedy sketch show on the internet for adults that covers a variety of topics like dark matter, the Moon, and time travel. You’ll laugh at our clever space jokes, sing along to our catchy original songs, and oops…you’ll learn stuff about space too!

Wow! Signal Series

Sky Observers Hangout

Astronomy educators Hunter and Michelle broadcast live from the Doane Observatory for a Sky Observers Hangout on Zoom. Seen behind Hunter and Michelle (who are wearing winter coats and hats), is a TV monitor, the Doane telescope, and a red light.

Discover what it means to observe something in the sky—and how to see it for yourself!—with our astronomy educators! Observe upcoming cosmic happenings, enhance your astrophotography skills and see celestial objects through a telescope virtually in this live YouTube series.

Sky Observers Hangout Series


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