August 31st, 2015
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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

Duke Johnson

Night Vision June 4: Mars

The June 4th, 2015 edition of “Night Vision” will focus on Mars, what we’ve seen, where we’ve been, and what we now know.

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars June 2015: Beyond the Milky Way

In Gateway to the Stars this month, we’ll continue to take advantage of the Earth’s position in its orbit to look out of the plane of the Milky Way, allowing us an unfettered view of many distant galaxies far beyond…

Robert Bigelow

New Horizons Closing in on Pluto

Our FIRST close-up view of an object in space happens only once. We are now a month-and-a-half away from one of these firsts: our first close-up views of Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft, after a nine-and-a-half year journey, will conduct…

Thomas

Science on a Sphere

Suspended in view as you enter Clark Planetarium there rests a six-foot sphere. More than a simple ball, Science on a Sphere (SOS) is a showcase exhibit giving visitors an unparalleled view of Earth and its global processes.