July 25th, 2016
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Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Space Technology Spinoffs

In this week’s installment of our live Night Vision series, we’ll be looking at “Space Technology Spinoffs,” i.e., technology we employ here on Earth that has been derived from technology we invented for space travel.​ (Unless you believe Agent K, of course.)…

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision: Mars at Opposition

On May 22, 2016, a special event occurs in the night time sky: Earth and Mars will be at opposition. During this opposition, Mars and the sun on are direct opposite sides of the Earth, bring Earth and Mars the…

Special Guest

Night Vision: Amateur Astronomy

What is amateur astronomy?  What can I see in the night sky?  Can I participate without a lot of expensive equipment?  How do I get started? This presentation will address these questions.  We’ll tour dozens of visible objects outside the…

Amy Oliver

Clark After Dark: Rock the Dome

“Rock on Demand” became a Clark Planetarium fan favorite when we paired some of the best classic and modern rock songs with dazzling laser imagery and full-dome CG effects. And now we’ve one-upped ourselves by splitting one show into two,…

Duke Johnson

Night Vision: Mercury Transit

On the morning of May 9th, Mercury will slide across the face of the sun. The planet will rise in Utah with the event already in progress.

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision: Mars at Opposition

On May 22, 2016, a special event occurs in the night time sky: Earth and Mars will be at opposition. During this opposition, Mars and the sun on are direct opposite sides of Earth, bringing Earth and Mars the closest…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars May 2016

Gateway to the Stars is our recurring, monthly live show in which we point out the best sights in the sky over the course of the year. Of course, this month, we’re excitedly awaiting Mercury’s rare transit across the Sun…

Amy Oliver

Night Vision: Comets

Imagine, if you can, back about 4.6 million years to the beginnings of the universe: a giant, diffuse cloud of dust and gas collapsed, resulting in the formation of our solar system and everything in it. Not a very romantic way to…

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Meteor Showers

In this week’s live Night Vision program we’ll look at meteor showers, from their astronomical causes to practical tips on how to look for them and what to expect.​ With the approach of the Lyrid meteor shower later this month, and the Eta Aquarid meteor shower in…

Special Guest

Special Edition Night Vision | Black Holes & Gravitational Waves: LIGO’s New View of the Cosmos

Virtually everything we know about the Universe has been discovered from the study of photons — light in all its myriad forms from radio waves, to visible light, to x-rays and beyond. At the dawn of the 21st century, advanced…