October 1st, 2014
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Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Oct 4: Autumn Sky Wonders

The stars of “The Summer Triangle” are still prominent in the western sky but as we progress into autumn, another asterism will serve as our “pointer” for the new season.

Mike Murray

Pink Floyd “The Wall” Show Returns!

Pink Floyd continues to reign as one of the most popular bands for planetarium laser shows throughout the world!

Robert Bigelow

Two Eclipses in October

This month, observers in Utah (and most of North America) will have the opportunity to witness both a total lunar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse, if weather cooperates.

Mike Murray

“Night Vision” Sept 27: Notorious Nebulae!

Every week we run a special program in the Hansen Dome Theatre called “Night Vision.”

Sustaining Member Spotlight

After visiting the Clark Planetarium countless times with my 4 year old son who is obsessed with space, enjoying the exhibits, the documentaries, and the occasional demonstration, we began to see the Planetarium for what it was outside of just…

Robert Bigelow

Fall Equinox 2014

In Earth’s northern hemisphere, the fall or autumnal equinox will occur on September 22 at 8:29 p.m. MDT.

Richard

‘I Want to Be an Astronaut’ free movie screening

Clark Planetarium is pleased to host a free public screening of “I Want to Be an Astronaut” on Saturday, August 23rd, at 7 PM, in the ATK IMAX Theatre. A panel discussion will immediately follow the film, and will include…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Aug. 2: Star Hopping with The Summer Triangle

One of the best guideposts in the summer sky is “The Summer Triangle,” a large triangle of three bright stars almost directly overhead. 

Robert Bigelow

Perseid Meteor Shower 2014

Earth is on course to collide with a stream of particles left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle.

Seth Jarvis

Congratulations, Mr. Ambassador!

Former planetarium staff member, and life-long amateur astronomer (of considerable expertise) Patrick Wiggins, known to most folks around here as a ”NASA Solar System Ambassador” has been singled out by NASA for a highly prestigious Distinguished Public Service Medal acknowledging his decades of invaluable…