April 24th, 2014
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Richard

Losing Daylight Saving…Time

I want my hour back! Seems a common sentiment, although not scientifically accurate. Sunday, November 1st, 2009, marks the end of Daylight Saving Time (note: It is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time), where we need to move our…

Seth Jarvis

New Observatory Opens in Utah

Our friends at the University of Utah’s Department of Physics and Astronomy have begun sharing images from their new observatory located high in the San Francisco Mountains just to the west of the little town of Milford, in Beaver County.

Dani Weigand

Astronaut inspires learning, striving for big dreams

Last week I had the opportunity to spend some time with retired NASA astronaut Duane “Digger” Carey, who was visiting Clark Planetarium to speak to the public about his experiences as the pilot of the Space Shuttle Columbia during NASA’s fourth…

Seth Jarvis

Planets Galore!

There’s an AP news story out today about astronomers announcing the discovery of 32 new planets orbiting stars other than our Sun.  That’s quite a number for a single announcement! I keep a little dashboard widget from NASA on my…

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz: How Many Craters?

This week’s Cosmic Quiz winner is Matt Raphael, who asked, “How many craters are on the moon?” The quick and uninteresting answer is, “Too many to count.” Here’s the longer and hopefully more interesting answer:

Dani Weigand

Clark Planetarium offers experience in conjunction with White House “Star Party”

Clark Planetarium offers experience in conjunction with White House “Star Party” Presentation features news feed of Presidential address, free activities SALT LAKE CITY (October 6, 2009) – Tomorrow evening, President Obama will host a “Star Party” on the White House…

Mike Murray

Crashing into the moon!

It might sound like the latest disaster movie, but it’s for real.  No, the moon isn’t going to crack apart (like in the movie “The Time Machine.”).  It’s a booster rocket and a space probe that will impact the lunar…

Dani Weigand

Former pilot of Space Shuttle Columbia to visit Salt Lake City

Download the Former pilot of Space Shuttle Columbia to visit Salt Lake City (PDF)

Dani Weigand

Searching for water on the moon: The LCROSS impact

Download the The LCROSS impact press release (PDF)

Dani Weigand

Spring 2009 Newsletter

The Clark Planetarium 2009 Spring Newsletter is here.  Download your PDF now and share it with your friends and family. Download the Spring 2009 Newsletter (PDF)