October 21st, 2014
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Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Aug. 2: Star Hopping with The Summer Triangle

One of the best guideposts in the summer sky is “The Summer Triangle,” a large triangle of three bright stars almost directly overhead. 

Robert Bigelow

Perseid Meteor Shower 2014

Earth is on course to collide with a stream of particles left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle.

Seth Jarvis

Congratulations, Mr. Ambassador!

Former planetarium staff member, and life-long amateur astronomer (of considerable expertise) Patrick Wiggins, known to most folks around here as a ”NASA Solar System Ambassador” has been singled out by NASA for a highly prestigious Distinguished Public Service Medal acknowledging his decades of invaluable…

Seth Jarvis

Daylight Saving vs Standard Time

Utahns are being asked to offer their opinions on the question of whether the state continues to “Spring Forward” and “Fall Back” each year,

Callista Pearson

Celebrate Summer With a Star Party

Celebrate a warm summer evening and a beautiful night sky with Clark Planetarium at the “Venture Outdoors Festival” on August 1 at Canyon Rim Park.

Robert Bigelow

Summer Solstice 2014

While most schools are already out for summer vacation, summer in the Northern Hemisphere does not officially begin until Saturday, June 21 at 4:51 a.m., Mountain Daylight Time (MST.)

Seth Jarvis

Clark Planetarium’s AstroVan in 1980 #tbt

Hansen Planetarium’s AstroVan began in 1980. We convinced Hertz to sell us one of their Chevrolet “Beauville” rental vans on the cheap, and got Ken Garff to donate the original AstroVan paint job. 

Seth Jarvis

Solar Eclipse on April 29

There will be a solar eclipse on April 29, 2014 BUT it will not be visible in Utah or anywhere else in the United States.

Robert Bigelow

April’s Total Lunar Eclipse

The first eclipse of 2014 is well placed for observers in Utah and throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: The Coast

The weather here in Tromso is very cloudy. We waited until late in the day and tried to catch a small gap in the clouds near the coast.