October 21st, 2016
Waning Gibbous Moon

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Amy Oliver

Ready Set Relaunch Party

Ready to “Relaunch” with Clark Planetarium? Join us Saturday, October 22, 2016 for good fun, food and prizes! We’ll be giving away prizes randomly in every show of the day, so don’t miss out on this awesome experience and chance…

Brandon Crowley

Night Vision: Exoplanets

In August, scientists from the European Southern Observatory announced the discovery of a planet orbiting our Sun’s closest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri. Although this planet still holds many mysteries, the limited information that we’ve gathered about Proxima b suggests a…

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision: Mars

Mars has always occupied a special place in our imaginations. Storytellers from Edgar Rice Burroughs to Ridley Scott have woven tales about the exotic red planet, causing us to dream of going there. From the early days of Giovanni Sciaperelli’s…

Amy Oliver

$4 tickets to all shows during construction

After two weeks of being temporarily closed, we were thrilled to reopen our doors on Saturday, September 17th. Our exhibits galleries, however, must remain closed as we continue to build out the most complex components and inner workings of our…

Amy Oliver

Clark Planetarium Temporary Closure

We’re working hard on our renovation and we’ve hit the point where we need to shut down for a couple of weeks as we blast through the past and make way for all-new worlds and exhibits for you to enjoy.…

Amy Oliver

Night Vision: Conjunctions and Alignments

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…

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Notorious Nebulae

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…

Amy Oliver

2016 Gala: The Next Giant Leap

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…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars August 2016: Dance planets, dance!

The sky has some lovely treats for us in August! We’re eagerly anticipating the return of the yearly Perseid meteor shower, which regularly occurs in mid-August. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers of the year, and it will…

Brandon Crowley

Night Vision: Meteor Showers

If you’re looking for amazing entertainment at the incredible price of free, all you have to do is walk out into the night on August 13th and prepare for the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseids have already…