February 12th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon
Robert Bigelow

Is the Sun directly overhead?

In my March missive on Daylight Saving Time, I mentioned a misconception that is held by some students and possibly some adults as well. A more common misconception concerns the apparent height of the Sun in the sky. When I ask…


Great Week for Planet Watching

This week (May 10-16, 2010) and the coming weekend is an excellent time to go outside and find the ecliptic in the sky. You don’t need a telescope or even a pair of binoculars. A lot of backyard astronomy can be done by just…

Tales of the Maya Skies

Clark Planetarium is proud to present  Tales of the Maya Skies as part of the schedule for the Hansen Dome Theatre. Tales of the Maya Skies transports audiences back to the ancient jungles of Mexico, where the Maya built cities…

Gateway to the Stars observing series

Ever wondered how to observe deep space objects with a telescope?  Or what you can see in binoculars?  Join Clark Planetarium for a unique tour of the sky through the eyes of a practiced amateur astronomer.  

Rob Morris

Looking up

As we approach the summer season, the heavens are putting on a show in the evenings.  Spread from west to east across the sky at sunset, we see an array of planets.  Venus will be the brightest of the group,…


Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower, May 6th

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks at 1:00 am, MDT, on Thursday, May 6th, 2010. Predicted activity at peak is 60 meteors per hour. The Eta Aquarids are result of the Earth passing through the debris field left behind comet…