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Mike Sheehan

New Toys Abound at Planet Fun!

Spring is coming soon and we have some new items in the Planet Fun Store to make you think of getting outdoors! Try on Sands Alive, Aerobie flying toys, and Metal Earth bugs, Star Trek, and Star Wars for your…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Feb 7 – Start with Orion!

This is the time of year when Orion the Hunter is at its prime. Orion is one of most recognizable constellations of the entire sky because it has a distinctive shape of bright stars, most notably the three Belt Stars.  The Hunter is…

Amy Oliver

Night Vision: Jupiter

Jupiter: the largest planet in our solar system. How large is it, exactly? How did it get so big? How does its immense size impact the rest of the solar system, like Earth? Of course there’s more to Jupiter than…

Amy Oliver

Night Vision 1/22/2015 & 1/24/2015: An Infinity of Worlds

This week’s Night Vision is hosted by our own Nick Jarvis. When I asked him to describe his presentation on exoplanets, he said…

Seth Jarvis

Utah Meteorologist Catches Comet Lovejoy on Camera

Sterling Poulson, best known to Utahns as the chief meteorologist at KUTV and for his work with the Days of ‘47 Pops Concert and the Utah Choral Arts Society, is also vice-chairman of the Clark Planetarium Board of Directors. He’s…

Mike Murray

“Dark Universe” Opens January 16 in the Hansen Dome Theatre

All the planets, stars, and galaxies we see make up less than five percent of the universe. What is the other 95 percent? Dark Universe examines the invisible dark matter underlying galaxies that, together with dark energy, accounts for the other 95…

Seth Jarvis

Bundle-Up and Grab the Binoculars for Another Comet Lovejoy!

There’s a comet in the southern skies these days that you stand a good chance of seeing if you have a decent pair of binoculars, cooperative weather and a dark sky at around 10:00 PM.

Robert Bigelow

Another Astronomy Hoax: Jupiter-Pluto Alignment

I have recently been made aware of another piece of astronomy nonsense that has been posted on the internet. It seems that on January 4, Jupiter and Pluto will come into alignment and the combined gravitational forces from both objects…