November 28th, 2014
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Richard

A Pink Moon

So, I was noticing on my calendar the other day — I still have a calendar hanging on the wall of my office. Despite the calendars on my computer, desk phone, smartphone, watch and day planner, I still rely very…

Robert Bigelow

Neutrinos and Supernova 1987A

Twenty-three years ago, on 23 February 1987 at 12:35 a.m. MST, detectors in the US, Japan and Russia observed a burst of 24 neutrinos. They came from a supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy to the…

Dani Weigand

Racing to the Stars fundraising event

Clark Planetarium and Miller Motorsports Park have teamed up to present “Racing to the Stars,” a benefit event to support space and science education programs for Clark Planetarium. On Saturday, June 19, 2010 the event kicks off at Miller Motorsports…

Richard

2010 Lyrid Meteor Shower April 22nd

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks at 11 am on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010. The best time to view meteors would be during the overnight hours of April 21st-22nd.  As with all meteor showers, the best time to observe is during…

Dani Weigand

Take off with Racing to the Stars

Clark Planetarium and Miller Motorsports Park have teamed up to present “Racing to the Stars,” a benefit event to support space and science education programs for Clark Planetarium. On Saturday, June 19, 2010 the event kicks off at Miller Motorsports…

Talia Butler

Celebrate the cosmos with Astronomy Day

Join Clark Planetarium, the University of Utah and Salt Lake Astronomical Society (SLAS) on Saturday, April 24, 2010 to celebrate Astronomy Day, a nationwide celebration of the passion for astronomy. This fun-filled event will give the general public the opportunity…

Mike Murray

Seeing in the Dark: Tales of an Amateur Astronomer

Recently, I had the opportunity to give a presentation on this very subject at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.  It’s a fine museum with splendid displays on paleontology, geology, astronomy, pioneer history, Native American ethnology, photography and…

Richard

Easter and Astronomy

I blogged about this a year ago, but thought it would be good to revisit the relationship between Easter and astronomy. The date of Easter is commonly explained as the Sunday after the Full Moon on or after the vernal equinox in the…