August 1st, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
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Dani Weigand

Clark Planetarium Job Fair

Entertaining and educational space science organization looking for dynamic, friendly people to join our team! Does this sound like you? Join Clark Planetarium for a Job Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 where we will be interviewing for part-time floor…

Seth Jarvis

Venus: It’s Just a Phase it’s Going Through

Grab your party hats and telescopes, it’s time to celebrate 400 years of observational heliocentrism. You have a good opportunity this week to observe Venus and see the dynamic geometry of the solar system in action. While you are looking…

Dani Weigand

Tweet up offers VIP views of ATK ground test

Last year several Clark Planetarium staff members had the opportunity to watch the DM-1 test firing of the Ares solid rocket motor in Promontory, Utah. I was there, watching the visual representation of what 3.6 million pounds of thrust (22…

Dani Weigand

Light up The Dark Side of the Moon gala

We’re going to light up The Dark Side of the Moon! Clark Planetarium’s 2010 gala fundraising event is reaching back to the 1970s for a groovy evening with delicious fine dining, silent and live auctions and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side…

Robert Bigelow

Return of the Perseids

One of the most reliable and memorable meteor showers of the year will peak on August 12.  That’s when the Earth will collide with a stream of particles left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle. While these particles will hit Earth’s upper…

Dani Weigand

Light up the Dark Side of the Moon

It’s time to search through your closets or visit your favorite vintage shop in search of dashing 1970′s party apparel. The Clark Planetarium’s annual gala is just around the corner and we’re going to light up the Dark Side of…

Jesse Warner

Illusions of the Seasons: Part 3

In our last two seasons discussions (part 1, part 2) we dispelled some common misconceptions about why we experience seasons here on Earth.  In this discussion, we will dispel the last misconception I presented and conclude our seasons discussion with an activity…

Talia Butler

BOGO Offer at Clark Planetarium and UMFA

Clark Planetarium and The Utah Museum of Fine Arts have partnered to bring you the complete Maya experience.  Come to Clark Planetarium to see Tales of the Maya Skies which tells of Mayan astronomy, culture and achievement.  Tales of the…

Richard

2010 Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower peaks at 6:00 pm, MDT, on Thursday, August 12, 2010. Predictions are for a healthy 90 meteors per hour at peak. A waxing crescent Moon will set early and give meteor watchers a good dark sky…

Rob Morris

Aurora Watch for Salt Lake City (and other magnetic latitudes above 45N)

20% chance of an aurora visible tonight. Look to the north from a dark location!