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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…

Rob Morris

Alright Already, We’ll All Float On…January 4th? Or not.

It’s funny how every time someone says that you can’t believe everything you hear on the internet, everyone around them nods in agreement. Then we all go right back to believing everything we read on the internet again. Which brings…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” January 3 – The Winter Star Clusters

The stars of January burn cold and bright, but it’s also a time to see some of the sky’s most beautiful star clusters. Many of these tight collections of stars require a telescope to see in detail but you might…

Mike Murray

“Night Vision” Dec 11 & 13 – The Geminid Meteor Shower

Join us in the Hansen Dome Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 13, for a special look at the Geminid Meteor Shower! Every year around Dec. 13 – 14 we experience the peak of one of the year’s…

Seth Jarvis

Twinkle, twinkle little… STOP DOING THAT!

Astronomers go to considerable effort building telescopes capable of capturing the drizzle of light from objects billions of light years distant, but during the last few miles of their cosmic journey these precious photons are smeared around by our ever-turbulent…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Dec. 6 – A Season of Sights!

This month’s edition of “Gateway to the Stars” will be hosted by our very own Nick Jarvis, Presenter Extraordinaire for the Hansen Dome Theatre.  Nick has been an integral part of this show series through his visual production work, and…

Amy Oliver

Pictures with Santa ON THE MOON!

Bring new life to your yearly family tradition of photos with Santa Claus by taking them on the Moon! Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and their merry band of elves will be on site at the Clark Planetarium on December 6th,…

Amy Oliver

Hands-on Holiday Toy Shop

On December 6th, 2014, you can celebrate the holidays with Clark Planetarium and Planet Fun in some fun and exciting ways! – Try the toys before you buy them! – FREE photo with Santa Claus – 10% off all telescopes…