September 2nd, 2015
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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…

“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.…

Duke Johnson

Help Us With Our New Exhibits Project

Whether you’ve been coming to the planetarium for years or have just completed your first visit, we are excited to let you know that change is in the air! After 13 years and over 5 million visitors, Clark Planetarium now…

“Gateway to the Stars” March 7 – Bright Stars & Planets!

The skies of late Winter are abound with brilliant stars that can help us pinpoint other stars and deep sky wonders. These celestial gems serve as guideposts so we can find objects with binoculars and telescopes, or even just the…

Robert Bigelow

Saturn

One of the most stunning objects to observe in amateur telescopes is the planet Saturn. In addition to its spectacular ring system, Saturn is surrounded by a variety of moons. They include; Titan, the only moon in the solar system…

Amy Oliver

Night Vision 2/12 & 2/14: Breathtaking Comets

Left over from the creation of our solar system, these frozen crumbs may be the icy keepers of our solar systems past. Recorded within are the building blocks, the basic elements that give our corner of the universe form, mass,…

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…

“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…