June 30th, 2015
Waxing Gibbous Moon
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…

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…

Richard

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…