October 31st, 2014
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Mike Sheehan

Out of this World Holiday Toys

Looking for the perfect gift for a child in your life (or someone who is a child at heart)? You can’t go wrong with a unique gift from Planet Fun! Check out some of the great toys we’re stocking for…

Duke Johnson

Leonid Meteor Shower Approaching Fast

The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak about 4:00 p.m. MST on Monday, November 17. Since we can’t see the meteors during the day, observing should be good during the nights of November 16th and 17th. Under dark skies…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Nov. 1 – Pegasus and Andromeda

Two of the most famous Autumn constellations are now high in the sky - Pegasus the Flying Horse and Andromeda the Maiden. It’s best to start with “The Great Square of Pegasus” because its bright stars and recognizable shape make for an excellent…

Amy Oliver

Partial Eclipse Took a Big Bite Out of the Sun!

Clark Planetarium staff had a blast watching the Partial Eclipse take a big bite out of the Sun on October 23, 2014. It was even better because we got to share it with people from all over the Salt Lake…

Seth Jarvis

Partial Solar Eclipse Ready for a Closeup on October 23, 2014

The Moon receives sunlight, and because of that it casts a shadow. Most of the time the Moon’s shadow falls on absolutely nothing (that’s why it’s called “space”) and no one gives it a second thought. Occasionally (about twice a…

Robert Bigelow

“Night Vision” October 23 and 25: Mars Rovers

The twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity arrived on the surface of Mars in January 2004. One of the requirements of mission success was that each rover continue to function for at least 90 Martian days. While Spirit ceased functioning in…

Seth Jarvis

Lunar Eclipse Brings Blood Moon to Utah

Early to bed, early to rise… guarantees you’ll be sleepy but happy and have something awesome to talk about on October 8th: a Blood Moon. The next time you’re outdoor on a sunny day, take a look at your shadow. …

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.