May 30th, 2016
Waning Crescent Moon
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Paul Gibbs

Night Vision: Mars at Opposition

On May 22, 2016, a special event occurs in the night time sky: Earth and Mars will be at opposition. During this opposition, Mars and the sun on are direct opposite sides of the Earth, bring Earth and Mars the…

Special Guest

Night Vision: Amateur Astronomy

What is amateur astronomy?  What can I see in the night sky?  Can I participate without a lot of expensive equipment?  How do I get started? This presentation will address these questions.  We’ll tour dozens of visible objects outside the…

Amy Oliver

Clark After Dark: Rock the Dome

“Rock on Demand” became a Clark Planetarium fan favorite when we paired some of the best classic and modern rock songs with dazzling laser imagery and full-dome CG effects. And now we’ve one-upped ourselves by splitting one show into two,…

Duke Johnson

Night Vision: Mercury Transit

On the morning of May 9th, Mercury will slide across the face of the sun. The planet will rise in Utah with the event already in progress.

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision: Mars at Opposition

On May 22, 2016, a special event occurs in the night time sky: Earth and Mars will be at opposition. During this opposition, Mars and the sun on are direct opposite sides of Earth, bringing Earth and Mars the closest…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars May 2016

Gateway to the Stars is our recurring, monthly live show in which we point out the best sights in the sky over the course of the year. Of course, this month, we’re excitedly awaiting Mercury’s rare transit across the Sun…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars March 2016

In this month’s Gateway to the Stars, we look back at the historic gravitational wave detection announced in February, we look forward to the March equinox, and we’ll look out at a number of lovely nighttime sights that can be…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision: Observing the Sky as an Astronomer

Many people may have a mistaken assumption that they need to own a telescope to get started in astronomy. In reality, there are many astronomical phenomena that are observable with just the eyes. These include; stars and constellations and how…

Johnny Rasmussen

Night Vision: Dwarf Planets

When Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet in 2006, physician the news rocked the astronomical community, cialis and upset a lot of kids that really loved that tiny little blue ball. We’ve come a long way…

Amy Oliver

Surprise: “The Wall” is back for a special engagement!

At Clark Planetarium, we usually reserve “The Wall” for the ookiest spookiest time of the year. But due to an end of the year computer glitch (don’t worry, it’s not like it’s Y2K or anything), ”The Wall” has, in ghostly fashion, added…