November 30th, 2015
Waning Gibbous Moon
Holly Anderson

Night Vision: Mars

Mars is there, waiting to be reached. -Buzz Aldrin Science and science fiction have always been centered on getting to the “great beyond,” but lately these fields have been focused on one “beyond” in particular: Mars.

Amy Oliver

The Hansen to Clark Legacy: Celebrating 50 Years of Salt Lake City’s Planetarium

On Thanksgiving Day in 1965, the doors of the old Salt lake City Public Library building at 15 So. State Street in Downtown Salt Lake City opened again, but with a new purpose and a new promise: to enlighten the…

Amy Oliver

“We are Stars” Survey Preview

Just like Clark Planetarium, other planetariums around the world also have animation staff who make content for dome theatres. And sometimes, we bring those shows into our planetarium. Please help us decide whether “We Are Stars” should join our show…

Duke Johnson

Night Vision: Robotic Explorers

Robotic explorers sent to the far reaches of our solar system enable us to appreciate the wonders that abound without actually going to these special places. Journeys through space to hazardous places are currently impossible for humans, but radiation hardened…

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision: Venus

Venus, the second planet from the Sun, is sometimes referred to as our sister planet, due to its similarity in size and density to Earth. But in many important respects, this inhospitable planet is nothing like the planet we call…

Robert Bigelow

Dress Warm for this Shower

The famous Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak at 10 p.m. MST on Tuesday, November 17. This meteor shower occurs every year as Earth collides with a stream of dusty debris shed by comet Temple-Tuttle. When these tiny comet…

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Exoplanets

“For then why may not every one of these Stars or Suns, have as great a retinue, as our Sun, of Planets, with their Moons to wait upon them? Nay, there is manifest reason why they should.”  Christiaan Huygens, Cosmotheoros​ (1698)

Johnny Rasmussen

Night Vision: The Lives of Stars

Ever look up at the sky at night and just get lost in everything? The sheer number of stars we see can be overwhelming.  Where did those stars come from and what are they? Cultures throughout time spent countless nights…

Johnny Rasmussen

Gateway to the Stars October

In this month’s Gateway to the Stars, we will explore what’s coming up in the night sky. We know it will be hard to beat that awesome Total Lunar Eclipse that closed out the month of September, but we’re doing…

Duke Johnson

The Exhibits Program Hits the Road

As we embark on our yearlong exhibits renovation project, there’s some work to be done, and a lot of work involves searching for the things we need to update our exhibits and bring more meaningful space science to you, our…