February 13th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon
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Robert Bigelow

Planet Watcher’s Alert

Each morning from the last part of January to mid-February, all five planets visible to the unaided eye (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) will appear together in the sky before sunrise, weather permitting. The last time this happened was…

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

Salt City Radio Players presents “War of the Worlds” LIVE

The date is October 30, 1938, and the country is enveloped in a mass hysteria caused by the news of an alien invasion on Earth. No lie. It really happened. A live radio production of Orson Welles’ adaptation of H.G.…

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

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