December 20th, 2014
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Mike Murray

“Night Vision” Dec 11 & 13 – The Geminid Meteor Shower

Join us in the Hansen Dome Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 13, for a special look at the Geminid Meteor Shower! Every year around Dec. 13 – 14 we experience the peak of one of the year’s…

Seth Jarvis

Twinkle, twinkle little… STOP DOING THAT!

Astronomers go to considerable effort building telescopes capable of capturing the drizzle of light from objects billions of light years distant, but during the last few miles of their cosmic journey these precious photons are smeared around by our ever-turbulent…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Dec. 6 – A Season of Sights!

This month’s edition of “Gateway to the Stars” will be hosted by our very own Nick Jarvis, Presenter Extraordinaire for the Hansen Dome Theatre.  Nick has been an integral part of this show series through his visual production work, and…

Amy Oliver

Pictures with Santa ON THE MOON!

Bring new life to your yearly family tradition of photos with Santa Claus by taking them on the Moon! Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and their merry band of elves will be on site at the Clark Planetarium on December 6th,…

Amy Oliver

Hands-on Holiday Toy Shop

On December 6th, 2014, you can celebrate the holidays with Clark Planetarium and Planet Fun in some fun and exciting ways! – Try the toys before you buy them! – FREE photo with Santa Claus – 10% off all telescopes…

Mike Murray

Landing on a Comet!

After a 10-year roundabout journey through the inner solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft has made history two times over. Space probes have flown past comets before and even shot impactors into them, but this is the first time we’ve succeeded…

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…