October 4th, 2015
Waning Gibbous Moon

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Johnny Rasmussen

Night Vision: The Lives of Stars

Ever look up at the sky at night and just get lost in everything? The sheer number of stars we see can be overwhelming.  Where did those stars come from and what are they? Cultures throughout time spent countless nights…

Jordan Smith

“The Wall” Returns to Clark Planetarium

Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album has been popular in planetariums as music and visual art since the 1970′s, and we run it all year round on Friday and Saturday nights… except for the weeks leading up to…

Amy Oliver

Clark Planetarium Reopens Tuesday, September 29th

Clark Planetarium is set to reopen to the public on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 after a brief interlude for some muchneeded construction on the inside of the building. If you’re wondering what’s going to be different, here’s the scoop. We’ve…

Johnny Rasmussen

Gateway to the Stars October

In this month’s Gateway to the Stars, we will explore what’s coming up in the night sky. We know it will be hard to beat that awesome Total Lunar Eclipse that closed out the month of September, but we’re doing…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision: Mercury

Of the five planets that can be seen with the unaided eye, Mercury is the most difficult to observe. This is because it is only visible during evening or morning twilight. At certain times each year the viewing geometry does…

Amy Oliver

Science Meets Science Fiction: A Pre-Movie Lecture on “The Martian” with Dr. John Armstrong

Science fiction captures our attention and brings to light many a topic in the field of science that we may otherwise overlook. “The Martian,” a new Ridley Scott film based on a book of the same title by author Andy…

Duke Johnson

The Exhibits Program Hits the Road

As we embark on our yearlong exhibits renovation project, there’s some work to be done, and a lot of work involves searching for the things we need to update our exhibits and bring more meaningful space science to you, our…

Amy Oliver

Lunar Eclipse 2015 Viewing Party

Join us at the Salt Lake City Public Library in Downtown Salt Lake City on September 27th, 2015, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm to enjoy special “eclipsed” cookies*** from K’s and D Bakery in Taylorsville and the best views of the…

Amy Oliver

“Get Animated!” with Clark Planetarium and Spy Hop Productions

Clark Planetarium and Spy Hop Productions are hosting the first annual “Get Animated!” animated short video contest and we want your entries! ENTER NOW (make sure you finished your YouTube upload!) Who can enter? Utah students in grades K-12 What is…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars September 2015: Bad Moon Rising

It is the very error of the moon: She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, And makes men mad. William Shakespeare, Othello (c. 1603) The Moon has fascinated men for ages, but has been enjoying a recent resurgence of interest.…