Astronomy Day 2013

Carl Malaret

It’s that time of year again! Professional and amateur astronomers from across the nation will gather to celebrate Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

Clark Planetarium will be hosting a series of events during the day and the Salt Lake Astronomical Society (SLAS) features a star party at the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex that evening.

Events start at 12:30 p.m. with $3 discounted price admission to any documentary show in the Hansen Dome Theatre. Discounted show tickets will be available at the ticket window on the day of the event.

Clark Planetarium’s education department, Utah State University and Salt Lake Astronomical Society (SLAS) will provide free hands on demonstrations and activities at the planetarium from 1- 4 p.m. with a chance to win a free telescope courtesy of Celestron.  All telescopes and binoculars will be 10% off at the Planet Fun Clark Planetarium store on Astronomy Day.

Please see below for a complete schedule of Astronomy Day events.

Show Schedule:

12:30 p.m. Perfect Little Planet

1:30 p.m. Ultimate Universe

2:30 p.m. Ultimate Wave Tahiti

3:30 p.m. Perfect Little Planet

4:30 p.m. Ultimate Wave Tahiti

5:30 p.m. Violent Universe

6:45 p.m. Windows to the Universe

8:00 p.m. Ultimate Wave Tahiti

Free Activities:

1 – 4 p.m. Science demonstrations and activities at Clark Planetarium

9:00 p.m. SLAS will be holding a Star party at Stansbury Park Observatory Complex.

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