February 11th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon

#NASATweetup Day 1

After arriving in Florida for the #NASATweetup, it was time to meet new people, tour facilities and take lots of pictures. Here’s a glimpse at what we experienced on the first day.

Seth Jarvis

Ten minutes, well-spent

I sometimes forget how amazing the late Carl Sagan was as a science educator.  When his PBS series “Cosmos“ first aired in 1980 it created the Gold Standard for communicating science to the general public.

STS-134 Tweetup

Hi, I’m Elizabeth and I’m a space geek. I’m thrilled with the opportunity to contribute to this blog. I have been selected to attend the launch of the Endeavor for the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station and will blog my experiences…

Astronomy Day May 7, 2011

It’s that time of year again! Professional and amateur astronomers from across the nation will gather to celebrate Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Clark Planetarium will be hosting a series of events during the day and the Salt…

Seth Jarvis

Easter Sunday Is When?

Why is Easter Sunday always jumping around on the calendar?  Why is it so late in April this year?

Seth Jarvis

You’ve GOT to see this.

If you think you might barely have an interest in astronomy, even if it is just a vague inkling that perhaps astronomy might have something useful to contribute to your life, then you MUST take 16 minutes and watch this…

Seth Jarvis

It’s been 50 years? Really?

April 12, 1961. Exactly 50 years ago. It was a Wednesday. I was in 1st grade. That particular day, I think it was sometime right after lunch, our teacher pulled her Earth globe down from a shelf and held it…

Led Zeppelin in the Dome!

In the days of the historic Hansen Planetarium, Led Zeppelin was one of the most popular ‘laser shows’ ever presented right next to Pink Floyd. With the new age of fulldome digital animation, we decided it’s finally time to produce a…

Robert Bigelow

Saturn at opposition

The planet Saturn was at opposition on April 3. That means that Saturn is opposite the Sun, as seen from Earth. Being opposite the Sun means that it will rise as the Sun sets and set as the Sun rises.…

Racing to the Stars 2011

Last year Clark Planetarium and Miller Motorsports Park teamed up for a unique opportunity for families to enjoy race track activities and a star party through Racing to the Stars.