April 25th, 2017
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Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars: March 2017

Gateway to the Stars is our monthly exploration of the sights in the nighttime sky, as well as the news and hot topics in the field of astronomy, from the latest findings from the JUNO probe at Jupiter, to other…

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Uranus & Neptune

In this week’s Night Vision, we’ll explore our solar system’s outer ice giants: Uranus* and Neptune. While the nearer planets are easy for anyone to find in the sky, these distant and still-mysterious planets were only detected after the invention…

Brandon Crowley

Night Vision: Notorious Nebulae

Our galaxy is much more than just a swirling collection of stars. Various atoms and molecules form giant clouds that cover huge swaths of interstellar space. These nebulae come in a variety of beautiful colors and majestic swirling patters, often…

Amy Oliver

Hands-On Holiday Toy Shop 2016

Hands-on Holiday Toy Shop is back with a Christmas wish that not even Santa can make come true: you can try all the toys before you buy them. That’s right. Hands-on Holiday Toy Shop is back at Clark Planetarium’s Planet…

Amy Oliver

Thank you for your support!

Thanks to the support of our generous donors and sponsors, our “Next Giant Leap” gala was an explosive success, followed up by a blast-off  ”Ready Set Relaunch” party. Next Giant Leap Gala Sponsors: Ready Set Relaunch Sponsors: Vestar Goldman Sachs…

Amy Oliver

$4 tickets to all shows during construction

After two weeks of being temporarily closed, we were thrilled to reopen our doors on Saturday, September 17th. Our exhibits galleries, however, must remain closed as we continue to build out the most complex components and inner workings of our…

Amy Oliver

Clark Planetarium Temporary Closure

We’re working hard on our renovation and we’ve hit the point where we need to shut down for a couple of weeks as we blast through the past and make way for all-new worlds and exhibits for you to enjoy.…

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…