August 28th, 2016
Waning Crescent Moon
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Amy Oliver

Night Vision: Conjunctions and Alignments

Thanks to Hollywood, you know the plot well. The planets align in some particular order and the world as we know it ends. Or the world is destroyed by the “big scary bad guy.” Or time, space, and reality twist…

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Notorious Nebulae

Recently the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced a remarkable accomplishment: using their Very Large Telescope (VLT) facility in Chile – which is possibly the only ground-based telescope that can make Hubble sweat a little – the ESO captured the deepest look at…

Amy Oliver

2016 Gala: The Next Giant Leap

When Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the Moon and said, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” he had no idea the permanence that statement would have. Or the era of space that his accomplishment would usher…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars August 2016: Dance planets, dance!

The sky has some lovely treats for us in August! We’re eagerly anticipating the return of the yearly Perseid meteor shower, which regularly occurs in mid-August. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers of the year, and it will…

Brandon Crowley

Night Vision: Meteor Showers

If you’re looking for amazing entertainment at the incredible price of free, all you have to do is walk out into the night on August 13th and prepare for the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseids have already…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision: Uranus and Neptune

Five planets in our solar system are easily visible in the night sky with the unaided eye. Currently, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn are easy to spot in the evening sky. As Venus and Mercury are both emerging from behind the…

Amy Oliver

Bring Her Home: Win Our Beloved Space Pikachu

We’re so grateful for all your help catching the rogue Pokemon in our building that we want to reward one lucky Planetarium Protector.

Amy Oliver

Light Speed Lectures

Join the Clark Planetarium and the Salt Lake City Public Library for Light Speed Lectures!

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars: June 2016

Let’s talk about summer, baby. Summertime is prime-time for outdoor activities, so you’ll probably have lots of opportunities to look at the sky. When the weather is nice and the nights are warm, it’s easy to stay up a bit to enjoy some stargazing. If…

Brandon Crowley

Night Vision: The Lives of Stars

What is a star? In technical terms, it’s a big old steaming ball of plasma. But what does it mean to be a star, and how do they get that way? That’s what we’ll explore in Night Vision: The Lives of…