November 30th, 2015
Waning Gibbous Moon
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…


Night Vision: A Century of General Relativity

A century ago, Albert Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity, which radically changed our understanding of gravity. Einstein proposed that gravity results from the curvature of a blend of space and time that is today appropriately called space-time. Space-time…

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

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…

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Eclipses

Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. -Leonardo da Vinci This week’s Night Vision will be dedicated to the dramatic and spectacular phenomena of eclipses! As you may have guessed, the timing of this show is no…

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision: Robotic Explorers

Not all exploring is done by human space travelers. NASA and the other space agencies of the world continue to explore our solar system, traveling to exotic planets and moons where no man has gone before, increasing our knowledge and…