August 1st, 2015
Waning Gibbous Moon

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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…


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.

Johnny Rasmussen

Night Vision May 28 and May 30: The Lives of Stars

“For my part I know nothing with certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”  - Vincent Van Gogh Humanity has always been fond of the stars. Stars have acted as our canvas for storytelling, they served as…

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision May 21 & May 23: Robotic Explorers

Not at all space explorers are human. No, we’re not talking about aliens from other worlds. Today, much of the most exciting and ground-breaking exploration of our solar system is done by robot space probes. Over the past decade, huge…

Amy Oliver

Celestial Plushies: You Choose & Win!

We’re thinking about adding some of these little guys to the plushies rack at Planet Fun, but we want to know what you think! You can help us out by telling us your three favorite plushies from these photos by…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision, April 30: Mercury and the End of the MESSENGER Mission

On April 30, NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft will impact the surface of the planet Mercury at more than 8,750 miles per hour. After more than four years of studying this planet from orbit, the…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars May 2nd: Gratuitious Galaxies

For many enjoyable years, Mike Murray has been the iconic master of ceremonies for our monthly Gateway to the Stars series; however, I’ve now been handed the torch, and I’m excited to be your guide to the heavens in our…