June 30th, 2015
Waxing Gibbous Moon

Scorpius: My early morning companion

Most mornings at 6:05 a.m. you’ll find me standing at a bus stop, patiently awaiting the arrival of the bus that brings me to work. Not a bad ride, actually. What would normally be a 25 minute drive is a…

Mike Murray

Attack of the Space Pirates explores new territory

When I say “territory,” I don’t just mean new destinations in the Milky Way Galaxy!  This is a show that goes into a storyline and visual style unlike anything else we’ve ever done.  It’s not a science documentary-like show, but…

Rob Morris

Winter months provide many viewing opportunities

This is a great time of year to look at the sky.  Some of the brightest stars and most visible constellations can be found in the evening skies of winter and spring.  If you are away from the city lights,…

Seth Jarvis

Director’s note: Starting 2010 with new films, more fun

I realize that we’re several months away from International Talk like a Pirate Day (September 19th), but we’re not going to let a calendrical triviality dampen our enthusiasm for our latest dome theatre production, Attack of the Space Pirates. This new show will…

Presentation on Kepler’s search for Earth-like planets.

The search for Earth-like planets in our galaxy comes closer to Earth with a presentation at Clark Planetarium on NASA’s Kepler mission. On Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, the planetarium will host special guest Dr. Jason Steffen of the Fermilab Center…


Groundhog Day, February 2nd

Groundhog Day is February 2nd each year, and has its roots in Astronomy. It is a crossquarter day, marking the midpoint between the winter solstice in December and the spring equinox in March. Although we celebrate the beginning of spring around…