July 26th, 2014
New Moon
moon

All News

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…

Seth Jarvis

Daylight Saving vs Standard Time

Utahns are being asked to offer their opinions on the question of whether the state continues to “Spring Forward” and “Fall Back” each year,

Callista Pearson

Celebrate Summer With a Star Party

Celebrate a warm summer evening and a beautiful night sky with Clark Planetarium at the “Venture Outdoors Festival” on August 1 at Canyon Rim Park.

Robert Bigelow

Summer Solstice 2014

While most schools are already out for summer vacation, summer in the Northern Hemisphere does not officially begin until Saturday, June 21 at 4:51 a.m., Mountain Daylight Time (MST.)

Seth Jarvis

Clark Planetarium’s AstroVan in 1980 #tbt

Hansen Planetarium’s AstroVan began in 1980. We convinced Hertz to sell us one of their Chevrolet “Beauville” rental vans on the cheap, and got Ken Garff to donate the original AstroVan paint job. 

Seth Jarvis

Solar Eclipse on April 29

There will be a solar eclipse on April 29, 2014 BUT it will not be visible in Utah or anywhere else in the United States.

Robert Bigelow

April’s Total Lunar Eclipse

The first eclipse of 2014 is well placed for observers in Utah and throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: The Coast

The weather here in Tromso is very cloudy. We waited until late in the day and tried to catch a small gap in the clouds near the coast.

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: Timelapse

Last night, I spent 10 hours laying in the snow doing a long time-lapse from sunset until dark (about 4 hours).

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: Race Against the Clouds

On March 3, we spend from 1:30 pm to 5:00 a.m. scouting and then later, trying to get away from the clouds.