August 3rd, 2015
Waning Gibbous Moon
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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…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision, July 9: Notorious Nebulae!

The word “notorious” means “famous or wellknown, typically for some bad quality or deed.” If nebulae are not wellknown to you, join us on Thursday, July 9th, and become acquainted with some nebulae that are “wellknown” and “famous” among astronomers.

Amy Oliver

July Membership Drive: Free Mars Plushie with Your NEW Membership

Updated*: It’s time for the Clark Planetarium annual membership drive! We want you and your family to experience all of the fun and free activities available at the Planetarium, and get a few extra little benefits to go along with…

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…

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision July 2: Jupiter

Carl Sagan called it “a star that failed.” It’s bigger than all of the other planets in our solar system combined.  Big enough that, if it were hollow, Earth would fit inside more than 1,000 times.

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision June 25th and 27th: Exoplanets

“For there is a single general space, a single vast immensity which we may freely call Void; in it are innumerable globes like this one on which we live and grow.” -Giordano Bruno, 1584

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…

Duke Johnson

Night Vision June 4: Mars

The June 4th, 2015 edition of “Night Vision” will focus on Mars, what we’ve seen, where we’ve been, and what we now know.

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…