July 31st, 2015
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Duke Johnson

Space Dust to Appear at Clark Planetarium Starting September 2015

Nope…that space dust is not a new exhibit. At least, not yet! Clark Planetarium announced a major exhibits renovation project earlier this year, and it’s time to start breaking ground and making space for that project to take life.


Night Vision: Dwarf Planets

Explore exciting new images being returned by the next generation of spacecraft!  Sent from the cradle of humanity, Dawn and New Horizons represent milestone achievements in space exploration. 2015 has been a windfall year for astronomy.

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision July 23 and 25: Human Spaceflight

Alan Shepard. John Glenn. Buzz Aldrin. Neil Armstrong. The names of the pioneers of human spaceflight are forever etched in the popular consciousness. No other aspect of space science can quite equal the excitement and drama of human spaceflight.


Night Vision, July 16 & 18: New Horizons

Launched on January 19, 2006, New Horizons is the fastest object ever launched from Earth. After traveling almost nine and a half years across over three billion miles, this small yet capable spacecraft is giving humanity a glimpse of one…

Amy Oliver

Mars Party!

This month is a big one for astronomy, space science, Clark Planetarium, and YOU! And we’re celebrating in style. The month started off with an amazing view of the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, visible right from your own backyard,…

Amy Oliver

Pluto Palooza!

New Horizons makes its historic flyby of the dwarf planet, Pluto, on July 14th, 2015. And we’re ready to celebrate, but we need your help! Join us at Clark Planetarium on Thursday, July 16th, 2015, from 3:30pm – 7:30pm to…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision, July 9: Notorious Nebulae!

The word “notorious” means “famous or wellknown, typically for some bad quality or deed.” If nebulae are not wellknown to you, join us on Thursday, July 9th, and become acquainted with some nebulae that are “wellknown” and “famous” among astronomers.

Amy Oliver

July Membership Drive: Free Mars Plushie with Your NEW Membership

Updated*: It’s time for the Clark Planetarium annual membership drive! We want you and your family to experience all of the fun and free activities available at the Planetarium, and get a few extra little benefits to go along with…

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision July 2: Jupiter

Carl Sagan called it “a star that failed.” It’s bigger than all of the other planets in our solar system combined.  Big enough that, if it were hollow, Earth would fit inside more than 1,000 times.

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision June 25th and 27th: Exoplanets

“For there is a single general space, a single vast immensity which we may freely call Void; in it are innumerable globes like this one on which we live and grow.” -Giordano Bruno, 1584