April 20th, 2015
Waxing Crescent Moon
David Merrell

It makes a difference

Most of the time I’ll delve into the tech side of the planetarium, but I decided to take a different track this time. It’s long past due to acknowledge those that make a difference. Being that I know the effect…

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz Question: Why do stars twinkle?

Thanks to all of you who submitted questions to the Clark Planetarium, KUTV-2 Cosmic Quiz. Our first week’s winner, William Whetstone, asked us, “Why do Stars twinkle?” Stars “twinkle” because of turbulence in Earth’s atmosphere. The atmosphere acts like a…

Dani Weigand

Product Review: Scientific Explorer Rocket Car

Spring means focusing on getting outside with products from Planet Fun Clark Planetarium Store. Last week, we highlighted some of our favorite outdoor products. This week, I teamed up with store manager Mike Sheehan to test my rocket building skills…

Mike Sheehan

Make springtime a blast with Planet Fun!

It’s springtime at Clark Planetarium Planet Fun Store and that means one thing: It’s time to make things fly!! We have all kinds of fun outdoor toys to get you and the kids out of the house. We’ve listed a small…

Mike Murray

Digital production changes how we see the universe

Did you know that virtually all of the shows playing in the Hansen Dome Theatre are original in-house productions?  Each can take anywhere from 9 to 12 months to produce, and can involve up to a dozen people in their…


The Astronomy of Easter

Some people recognize Easter as the date commemorating the resurrection of Christ. Some people enjoy Easter as a day to dine on colored eggs and chocolate rabbits. Some people celebrate Easter as a time of extra days off from school.…

Seth Jarvis

Living in the dark – the life of a planetarian

As I understand things, the point of this blog is to provide readers with a glimpse into the individual thought processes, passions and vexations that merge to explain why the planetarium is the way it is. I’m totally OK with…