April 17th, 2014
Waning Gibbous Moon

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Duke Johnson

In Search of Northern Lights – The Team

The team met at Yellowknife airport. 

Duke Johnson

In Search of Northern Lights – The First Night

The first night on the heels of my travel was tiring but exhilarating (and did I mention, cold?). After the initial burst of aurora, the cloud deck assured me of some sleep as there was nothing else to do.

Duke Johnson

In Search of Northern Lights – The Arrival

The journey begins in search of Northern Lights…3-3, 2013.


S.O.S. Gets a Touchup

During the winter season we are used to seeing the color white outside.  This winter the Clark Planetarium brought a little of that white to its lobby in the form of some paint for its largest “ornament.”

Mike Murray

Limited Return Run of “Atomic Clock” Laser Show

 In November we featured the music of local musician Brad Stock in a limited run of his new album “The Atomic Clock.”

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Jan 5 – Star Clusters Galore!

It may be the darkest and coldest time of the year but it’s also the time to delight in some of the most beautiful stars of the entire sky.

Robert Bigelow

Ebb and Flow Impact the Moon

On December 17, Ebb and Flow, the two spacecraft of NASA’s GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) mission impacted the Moon at a speed of 3,760 miles per hour. This ended a nine month mission to study the Moon’s gravitational…

Robert Bigelow

Geminid Meteor Shower 2012

This year the peak of the Geminid meteor shower is December 13 at 5 p.m. MST.

Robert Bigelow

December Mystery Meteor Shower

Meteor showers occur when Earth passes through a stream of debris given off by a comet. Particles that make up this debris stream typically range in size from pebbles to sand grains.