February 11th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon

Vote for your favorite music band – it could be our next show!

Clark Planetarium is preparing to develop another Cosmic Light Show for the Hansen Dome Theatre, but we are having a hard time deciding which band we should feature in the show. We need your help. If you have a band…


The Moon, the Calendar, the Internet

Saturday, May 30th, 2009 marks the 1st Quarter Moon. Not a big deal, unless you notice that this is the 2nd 1st Quarter Moon in May (the first being back on May 1st). Nobody really pays attention to a 2nd…

Top 10 boredom busters for your summer staycation

We’ve all heard a lot of discussion surrounding the summer “staycation” this year. In the spirit of finding fun stuff to do close to home, Clark Planetarium brings you 10 cost conciuos ideas to add education and adventure to your…

David Merrell

From ideas to moons… Clark Planetarium underground.

One thing I’ve found surprises a lot of people is that the planetarium produces the majority of the shows shown in the Hansen Digital Dome Theater. Mike mentioned earlier how producing our own shows has led to Clark Planetarium programs…

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz – Let’s talk about star colors

This week’s Cosmic Quiz Question was asked by Erik Lindblom. “Why do stars shine in different colors?” That’s a great question, Eric! Stars come in a variety of colors, temperatures, ages, brightness and sizes.


STS-125: The Beginning of the End of an Era

The Space Shuttle Atlantis launched today (Monday, 5/11/09, 12:01 pm MDT) on the fourth and (declared) final mission to service the 20-year old Hubble Space Telescope. Launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has opened our eyes to a whole…

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz Question – The Farthest Galaxy?

This week’s winner of the Clark Planetarium, KUTV-2 Cosmic Quiz is Zachary Griffin. He wants to know, “What is the farthest known galaxy?” There are several galaxies that are good candidates for the farthest-known galaxy, but what they all have…


Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower, May 5th

The night of May 5 through the early morning hours of May 6th will be the best time to see the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. This meteor shower results from none other than Halley’s comet, last seen passing by in…

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz Quetsion: Is Pluto a planet?

It’s week two of our Clark Planetarium, KUTV-2 Cosmic Quiz and I’m enjoying reading through the many questions we have received. This week’s winner is Ramon Nieto and he wants to know, “Is Pluto a Planet?” Short answer: Not anymore!…