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Science, Faith & Climate Action: A Special Lecture by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

March 25th, 2015

Clark Planetarium and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) present a multi-disciplinary panel discussion series on Climate Change in Utah, and its role in science, the economy, media, and religion featuring experts in these areas.

hayhoe-title-blogPanel Discussion 3: A Special Lecture by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Thursday, March 26th
Clark Planetarium, Orbital ATK IMAX

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, atmospheric scientist and Evangelical Christian. Author of “A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-based Decisions”

For more information about Dr. Hayhoe and her visit to Utah, download the flyer or press release.

“Night Vision” March 19 & 21 – New Horizons: On Pluto’s Doorstep!

March 17th, 2015

The New Horizons spacecraft launched in 2006 and became the fastest spacecraft ever to leave the Earth. After picking up still more energy with a flyby of Jupiter in 2007, the probe topped speeds of over 52,000 miles per hour. Yet even at this speed, it has taken over 9 years for New Horizons to finally reach the early approach stage of its primary target: the Dwarf Planet Pluto.
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Help Us With Our New Exhibits Project

March 10th, 2015

Whether you’ve been coming to the planetarium for years or have just completed your first visit, we are excited to let you know that change is in the air!

After 13 years and over 5 million visitors, Clark Planetarium now beginning a process of exhibit renewal. That means that we’ll be keeping the most popular and iconic exhibits, retiring others and working hard to create a new overall look and feel to engage a wide variety of visitors at many levels.

We’re working with a prestigious exhibit design and development firm to help us design the new exhibits and experiences. Our work together will build on the efforts of the planetarium staff over the last 5 years as we have prepared for this project by trying out new exhibits and surveying audiences. Research, testing, collaboration with others in the field and visits to over a dozen science centers are informing this project. One of our chief goals is to provide opportunities for visitors to experiment and build skills and enthusiasm as they interact with exhibits in different ways. We’re looking for the most fun and compelling mission-related experiences that will inspire visitors about science and space.

That’s where you come in. If you have seen space science exhibits that are wonderfully interactive, evocative or just down right cool, we want to hear from you. Please drop us a line and describe it to us. If you’re in the building visiting us, please take a moment to leave us a comment in our comment box near the ticket counter.

This is your chance to make us aware of compelling exhibits and experiences and contribute to our exhibits renewal! ​

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