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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…

Amy Oliver

Townhall Meeting: Clark Planetarium Exhibits Project

Beginning Summer 2015, Clark Planetarium will begin renovating its exhibits program, a project that aims to complete in November 2016.

Robert Bigelow

A (Short) Total Eclipse on April 4

If weather cooperates, observers in Utah will have the opportunity to witness a total lunar eclipse during the early morning on Saturday, April 4.

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” April 4 – The Spring Guidepost

The nights are getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the stars are confirming the change of season. We can tell because the “Spring constellations” are climbing a little higher into the eastern sky each night.

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision, April 2: Uranus and Neptune

Five planets in our solar system are easily visible in the night sky with the unaided eye. Currently, Venus, Mars and Jupiter can be seen in the evening while Saturn is visible in the early morning. Mercury will make an…

Amy Oliver

Science, Faith & Climate Action: A Special Lecture by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Clark Planetarium and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) present a multi-disciplinary panel discussion series on Climate Change in Utah, and its role in science, the economy, media, and religion featuring experts in these areas. Panel Discussion 3: A Special Lecture by Dr. Katharine…

Mike Murray

“Night Vision” March 19 & 21 – New Horizons: On Pluto’s Doorstep!

The New Horizons spacecraft launched in 2006 and became the fastest spacecraft ever to leave the Earth. After picking up still more energy with a flyby of Jupiter in 2007, the probe topped speeds of over 52,000 miles per hour.…