December 11th, 2016
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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…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision: Uranus and Neptune

Five planets in our solar system are easily visible in the night sky with the unaided eye. Currently, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn are easy to spot in the evening sky. As Venus and Mercury are both emerging from behind the…

Amy Oliver

Bring Her Home: Win Our Beloved Space Pikachu

We’re so grateful for all your help catching the rogue Pokemon in our building that we want to reward one lucky Planetarium Protector.

Amy Oliver

Light Speed Lectures

Join the Clark Planetarium and the Salt Lake City Public Library for Light Speed Lectures!

Night Vision: Reason for the Seasons

Ah, Salt Lake City–too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter, never quite just right. We’re heading into summer now, so the sun is high in the sky, the days are long and bright, and we can all…

Johnny Rasmussen

Night Vision: Exoplanets

It has been nearly 25 years since we first discovered a planet outside of our solar system. Now we have discovered more than a thousand worlds, with the potential to discover thousands more.  We have discovered several brilliant ways to…

Special Guest

Special Night Vision: Cassini’s Mission to Saturn with Bill Dunford

NASA’s Cassini mission is exploring the planet Saturn, its stunning rings, and its collection of weird and wonderful moons. Cassini sends home breathtaking pictures almost daily, and its team of scientists announce intriguing scientific discoveries on a regular basis. Find…