September 1st, 2015
Waning Gibbous Moon
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Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Glorious Galaxies

In this week’s installment of our Night Vision live lecture series, we take a look at the gigantic cosmic structures known as galaxies. Imagine that our solar system has a house in the suburbs, and the Sun is the light…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars August 2015: Prime-time for the Milky Way

In this month’s Gateway to the Stars, we bring the Milky Way into its much-deserved limelight. Personally, the summertime appearance of the Milky Way’s central core is the most breathtaking thing I’ve ever seen in the night sky, and that’s…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars July 2015: Prodigious Planets

In the month of July, the planets have a lot in store for us, and in this month’s Gateway to the Stars show we’ll bring it all to life under our high-resolution digital dome theater! If you’ve been watching the…

Jesse Warner

Night Vision June 18 & 20, 2015: Reasons for the Seasons

Summer is upon us. As the Earth orbits the Sun, we have an opportunity to observe the subtle changes each day brings us. It was some of these observations that helped influence the shape and structure of various ancient societies…

Duke Johnson

Night Vision June 11 & 13, 2015: Chasing the Aurora

In two different years, near peak solar activity, I had the good fortune of being able to travel to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territory and then Tromso, Norway in search of the aurora. Conditions tested our little expedition and our…

Jordan Smith

Night Vision May 7 & 9: The Search for E.T.

Have you ever wondered about the possibility of alien life? If so, you certainly aren’t alone (at least on Earth). Whether it be from Hollywood’s latest Sci-Fi epic, or an understanding of the sheer scale of the Universe, most of…

Amy Oliver

Summer Camp 2015

Please visit Red Butte Gardens Summer Camp page for more information about all camps and registration information. For summer camp opportunities that allow your children to experience Clark Planetarium and Red Butte Gardens, read on. Alien Encounters 5th/6th Grade, Ages 10…

“Night Vision” Jan 31: The Glorious Galaxies

On Saturday, January 31 we’ll take a special journey in the Hansen Dome Theatre to the largest entities in the universe: the galaxies.

Tiny Galaxies, Big Black Holes

Join us for a special Night Vision with guest lecturer, Dr. Anil Seth to learn about supermassive black holes.

Seth Jarvis

Bryce Canyon National Park’s “Astrofest”

A modest telescope is capable of showing you amazing views of galaxies, nebulae, planets, binary stars and star clusters.