February 9th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon
moon
Duke Johnson

A new (OLD) friend

Several weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend the Astronomical League Convention in Bryce canyon. The weather was great for observing but I never got to look through a telescope. I wasn’t kept away by any horrible circumstances or…

Robert Bigelow

Happy 1st Birthday Neptune!

How can a planet have a birthday?

It’s official…I’m a fan of coddling!

I’ve never met anyone who’s opposed to being coddled from time to time. It doesn’t matter who you are – getting a little extra attention and red carpet treatment once in a while can go a long way – it…

An awesome way to destroy your comfort zone

Those who know me know that I’m a big fan of the “comfort zone.” For example, I’m the guy that goes through a set routine every morning, and orders the same food time and time again at favorite restaurants. My…

Richard

Summer Solstice 2011

So, here in Salt Lake City we had a record June rain yesterday of over an inch. Today, the high temperature will be in the low 70s (fahrenheit). And summer begins tomorrow!?! Yes, the summer solstice occurs at 11:16 am,…

Clark Planetarium 2011 summer camps

Now that the school year is winding down, it’s time to find activities for the kids to enjoy this summer. Summer camps are a great way to introduce children to engaging concepts and help them make new friends. Clark Planetarium…

Robert Bigelow

Observing Mercury, far and near

A milestone in the exploration of the planet Mercury will occur during the best evening opportunity to observe this planet during 2011. On March 17, the MESSENGER spacecraft will go where no spacecraft has gone before, into orbit around Mercury.…

Next “Gateway to the Stars” – Orion!

In my next monthly installment of “Gateway to the Stars” on Saturday, Feb. 5 (6:45pm), we finally get a chance to feature one of the most recognizable constellations in the entire sky – “Orion, the Hunter!”