March 23rd, 2017
Waning Crescent Moon
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Night Vision: Glorious Galaxies

What do you really know about your own stellar neighborhood? Most people know what block they live on, what the grocery store a few streets over is called, and whether they live on a third, half, or full acre, but…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars: March 2017

Gateway to the Stars is our monthly exploration of the sights in the nighttime sky, as well as the news and hot topics in the field of astronomy, from the latest findings from the JUNO probe at Jupiter, to other…

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Uranus & Neptune

In this week’s Night Vision, we’ll explore our solar system’s outer ice giants: Uranus* and Neptune. While the nearer planets are easy for anyone to find in the sky, these distant and still-mysterious planets were only detected after the invention…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision: Observing the Sky as an Astronomer

Many people mistakenly believe that they must own a telescope to get started in astronomy. In reality, there are many astronomical phenomena that are observable with a tool you already own: your eyes. These include stars and constellations and how…

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Earth’s Moon

In this week’s Night Vision, we’ll be exploring our near and dear neighbor; our committed partner, with whom we’ve do-se-do-ed our way through the heavens for a couple billion years now. From the its fiery and explosive history in the…

Night Vision: Jupiter

It’s been known since antiquity, by cultures all over the world, as the mightiest of the planets. At a thousand times the mass of Earth, with an entourage of sixty-seven moons, Jupiter is our grandest neighbor–though it took later observation…

Amy Oliver

Night Vision: Reasons for the Seasons

Punxsutawney Phil is a liar (maybe) and whether you think the groundhog lied to you this year or not, the Spring Equinox is coming, and that means two things: it’s time for a reminder about how the seasons work, and…

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Space Technology Spinoffs

Dear reader, If you’re viewing this, we probably share many sympathies for astronomy and space flight. I mean, if you’re reading a newsletter for an astronomy museum, I’m probably preaching to the choir to say, “Holy cow, oh-wow-oh-wow-oh-wow human beings in…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision: Observing the Sky as an Astronomer

Many people may have a mistaken assumption that they need to own a telescope to get started in astronomy. In reality, there are many astronomical phenomena that are observable with just the eyes. These include; stars and constellations and how…

Amy Oliver

Ready Set Relaunch Party

Ready to “Relaunch” with Clark Planetarium? Join us Saturday, October 22, 2016 for good fun, food and prizes! We’ll be giving away prizes randomly in every show of the day, so don’t miss out on this awesome experience and chance…