September 2nd, 2014
Waxing Gibbous Moon
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Richard

Planetary grouping continues this week

Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn are all visible in the evening skies this week. Mercury sits alone near the Sun, but Venus, Mars and Saturn are grouping together. Mercury is 25 degrees away from the Sun and 20 degrees away…

Richard

4 planets visible in the evening sky this week

Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn are all visible in the evening skies this week. Mercury will be  the most difficult to see, being only about 20 degrees away from the Sun at the beginning of the week, and 23 degrees…

Talia Butler

History comes to life with Tales of the Maya Skies and Las Artes de México

Clark Planetarium and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts have partnered to present you with the complete Mayan cultural experience at an amazing discount.  Visit Clark Planetarium’s facebook page for a buy one get one free coupon to both Tales of the Maya…

Talia Butler

World Premiere of The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

If you haven’t had a chance to see The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest, then make sure you put it on your “to do” list.  The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest tells the remarkable story of George Mallory, whose famous reply…

Jesse Warner

Illusions of the Seasons: Part 2

In our first season’s discussion we learned how the Earth’s distance from the Sun has very little effect on the seasons.  In this discussion, we will dispel another common misconception about the seasons.  Misconception #2:   There are two days in…

Dani Weigand

Alternative X debuts in the Hansen Dome Theatre

Attention Cosmic Light Show fans! You asked, we listened! Audience members suggested we feature alternative music in our light shows. During the past several months, our production staff and show technicians have worked to develop an alternative music playlist and…

Richard

July’s solar eclipse a non-event in North America

There is a total solar eclipse on July 11, 2010, but not in North America. In fact, no continent will have a great view of total phase. The eclipse stretches across the South Pacific, and totality just barely reaches the…