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Night Vision: Conjunctions and Alignments

August 21st, 2016

Thanks to Hollywood, you know the plot well. The planets align in some particular order and the world as we know it ends. Or the world is destroyed by the “big scary bad guy.” Or time, space, and reality twist and warp into something weird. The point is, it never ends well for humanity. So why aren’t we all dead?

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Night Vision: Notorious Nebulae

August 14th, 2016

Recently the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced a remarkable accomplishment: using their Very Large Telescope (VLT) facility in Chile – which is possibly the only ground-based telescope that can make Hubble sweat a little – the ESO captured the deepest look at the Great Orion Nebula that has ever been seen.

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2016 Gala: The Next Giant Leap

August 1st, 2016

When Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the Moon and said, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” he had no idea the permanence that statement would have. Or the era of space that his accomplishment would usher in.

For over 50 years, Clark Planetarium has been feeding the love for space science in our community (many of them as the Hansen Planetarium), and now we’re embarking on a new journey: a complete renovation of our exhibits galleries, opening Fall 2016.

And we want you to join with us in celebration of this occasion at our 2016 Gala, “The Next Giant Leap,” October 20, 2016.

Tickets are limited: get yours today!