July 7th, 2015
Waning Gibbous Moon

So, When is Halloween?

Ghosts, goblins, witches & mutants. Candy, chocolate, parties and trick-or-treaters. Might not make sense, but there is astronomy at the origin of Halloween. Halloween is a crossquarter day. It marks the midpoint between the autumnal equinox in September and the…

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Harry Potter 7 party at Clark Planetarium

Attention All Muggles: Midnight screening tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated first part of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Be the first to purchase tickets for HP7 in Clark Planetarium’s newly remodeled ATK® IMAX…

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A comet double take

On October 20th Comet Hartley 2 will pass by Earth at a distance of about 11 million miles. Even though this is close in astronomical terms, the comet is small. So, it will appear very dim to Earth-bound observers. If…

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Clark Planetarium and KUED partner for reading marathon

KUED is once again inviting children pre-school through 6th grade to participate in the 18th Annual Reading Marathon from November 15 through December 6, 2010. 

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Limited Engagement: Pink Floyd The Wall

Back by popular demand, Pink Floyd The Wall is running for a limited time in the Hansen Dome Theatre.  With full-dome digital visual production, this timeless classic can be interpreted in ways never before imagined.  The Wall plays on Friday…

ATK IMAX Theatre remodel update

At the beginning of October we started a large-scale remodel project on the ATK IMAX Theatre with the anticipation of reopening that theatre to the public at the end of October. But, as construction projects can sometimes go, we have…

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Thanks for being groovy!

We would like to send out a big THANK YOU to all that attended the Clark Planetarium We’re Going to Light up the Dark Side of the Moon Fundraising Gala.   This year’s event was a great success thanks to the…


Orionid Meteor Shower 2010

The Orionid meteor shower peaks on Thursday morning, October 21st, 2010, at 10:00 am, MDT. Best viewing would be the nights of the 20th and 21st. The predicted peak rate for the Orionids is 20 meteors per hour. Unfortuantely, a full moon on…

Teacher Night at Clark Planetarium

If you are a teacher in Salt Lake or the surrounding areas, we’d like to invite you to learn more about how Clark Planetarium space science education programs can compliment the lessons in your classroom. On Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010…