September 30th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
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Duke Johnson

A new (OLD) friend

Several weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend the Astronomical League Convention in Bryce canyon. The weather was great for observing but I never got to look through a telescope. I wasn’t kept away by any horrible circumstances or…

Seth Jarvis

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

…on the outer edge of a spiral galaxy, home to a hundred billion stars… …a star died. This was no ordinary star.  It was a monster of a star, at least 20 times more massive than our Sun.

Dani Weigand

Membership discount for Holst’s The Planets

Clark Planetarium members can enjoy discounted tickets for an upcoming performance of the 2011 Deer Valley Music Festival. On Friday, August 5 the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera will perform Holst’s The Planets with David Lockington as the Conductor and Jake Garn…

Duke Johnson

Up in the night (Ramblings of an astrophotographer)

Welcome to the first of a series of blogs about getting out under the starry sky. It is something that everyone can do—you just have to drive outside the city. My aim is to instill in you some of the…

Dani Weigand

Sea Rex 3D – Coming soon in IMAX

Audiences will take the  journey to a prehistoric world with the release of Sea Rex 3D on Friday, July 29, 2011. Through the power of IMAX 3D join Julie, an imaginative young woman, as she journeys form a modern-day aquarium…

DNU Paul

30 percent – It’s now my favorite number!

I can’t believe it happened! As you all know, last Friday morning the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, defying the odds placed by every expert, and spitting in the face of NASA’s 30%…

Robert Bigelow

Happy 1st Birthday Neptune!

How can a planet have a birthday?

DNU Paul

It’s official…I’m a fan of coddling!

I’ve never met anyone who’s opposed to being coddled from time to time. It doesn’t matter who you are – getting a little extra attention and red carpet treatment once in a while can go a long way – it…

Dani Weigand

STS-135 launch to be shown in IMAX July 8

As we prepare for the final launch of the space shuttle program, Clark Planetarium and ATK wanted to provide the community with an opportunity to see this extraordinary launch on our big screen. This Friday, July 8, we will open…

DNU Paul

An awesome way to destroy your comfort zone

Those who know me know that I’m a big fan of the “comfort zone.” For example, I’m the guy that goes through a set routine every morning, and orders the same food time and time again at favorite restaurants. My…