September 18th, 2014
Waning Crescent Moon
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Richard

The Venus Transit Pre-show: A Partial Lunar Eclipse

With all of the excitement surrounding the Venus transit on the afternoon/evening of Tuesday, June 5th, I fear another interesting event in the sky is being overshadowed (pun definitely intended): a partial lunar eclipse the day before. Certainly, the Venus…

Callista Pearson

Clark Planetarium’s Night School

Beginning this month, school is in session at Clark Planetarium and scientific discovery is at the top of our syllabus. Join us for Night School, our new quarterly lecture series, on Thursday, June 21st from 7pm – 8pm. Topics range across scientific…

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars June 2 – Star Hopping

Even as we approach the first day of summer, the Big Dipper remains high in the sky, making for an excellent guide to the bright stars and constellations of June for this months Gateway to the Stars.

Seth Jarvis

Messin’ With Venus

My friend John Sohl of Weber State University’s Department of Physics just called my attention to a nifty interactive Venus Transit Simulator that’s available online:

Aluminized Mylar Solar Glasses Have Arrived!

In anticipation of the June 5th Transit of Venus, our Planet Fun store has brought in a shipment of Aluminized Mylar solar viewing glasses. These glasses are safe for direct solar viewing. These Aluminized Mylar solar viewers will let you…

Seth Jarvis

Hey Venus! Say “Cheese!”

We’re seeing lots (and lots) of interest in the June 5th Transit of Venus. Some folks want to know how best to photograph it.

Callista Pearson

Transit of Venus Viewing Parties & Telescope Give-away

The Sun, Venus, and Earth will soon align for the “Transit of Venus,” and Clark Planetarium is gearing up for this rare planetary event. From an awesome give-away to viewing parties, we want to make sure that you are ready to…

Seth Jarvis

Transit of Venus – June 5th – and why it matters

A Transit of Venus… A tiny black dot taking hours to cover a distance no greater than the width of a pea held at arm’s length. A rare alignment of Earth, Venus and the Sun, resulting in Venus appearing to…

Duke Johnson

Annular Eclipse 2012

For us, enjoying the eclipse meant enjoying it as much by ourselves as possible. With throngs of people anticipated in the major towns on or near the centerline, we opted to spend the event at Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Mike Sheehan

SOLD OUT of Solar Viewers.

We are SOLD OUT of solar viewers. If you did not get any please attend one of our solar viewing parties at either The Salt Lake City Public Library, the fountain at The Gateway, Dimple Dell Recreation Center or the…