February 11th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon
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Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars February 2016

One of the central purposes of Gateway to the Stars is to dispense practical advice for those interested in using telescopes and/or binoculars to study the night sky (and sometimes the daytime sky, too). That’s especially important this month because…

Night Vision: Glorious Galaxies

During the first two weeks of January 1610, Galileo pointed a telescope approximately 1.5 inches in diameter up at the night sky and observed, among other things, some of the never-ending number of stars that make up the Milky Way…

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…

Summer Membership Sale

You don’t want to miss our summer membership promotion. Beginning Friday, June 28, 2013 buy a Clark Planetarium membership and enjoy the benefits of a membership this summer AND next summer!

“Ten Years of Space Exploration” Sat April 6

In place of my usual “Gateway to the Stars” show, this Saturday will feature a special presentation to help celebrate the Clark Planetarium’s 10th anniversary.

Duke Johnson

In Search of the Northern Lights – The Comet

As is the key to many things in Yellowknife, flexibility is key. We began Tuesday evening by trying to capture the comet just to the left of the moon.

Duke Johnson

In Search of Northern Lights – The First Night

The first night on the heels of my travel was tiring but exhilarating (and did I mention, cold?). After the initial burst of aurora, the cloud deck assured me of some sleep as there was nothing else to do.

Duke Johnson

In Search of Northern Lights – The Arrival

The journey begins in search of Northern Lights…3-3, 2013.

Clark Planetarium Community Events

In celebration of 10-years at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City, Clark Planetarium is hosting a series of community events between April 4 – April 13.