November 1st, 2014
Waxing Gibbous Moon
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Duke Johnson

Leonid Meteor Shower Approaching Fast

The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak about 4:00 p.m. MST on Monday, November 17. Since we can’t see the meteors during the day, observing should be good during the nights of November 16th and 17th. Under dark skies…

Seth Jarvis

Lunar Eclipse Brings Blood Moon to Utah

Early to bed, early to rise… guarantees you’ll be sleepy but happy and have something awesome to talk about on October 8th: a Blood Moon. The next time you’re outdoor on a sunny day, take a look at your shadow. …

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Oct 4: Autumn Sky Wonders

The stars of “The Summer Triangle” are still prominent in the western sky but as we progress into autumn, another asterism will serve as our “pointer” for the new season.

Robert Bigelow

Two Eclipses in October

This month, observers in Utah (and most of North America) will have the opportunity to witness both a total lunar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse, if weather cooperates.

Sustaining Member Spotlight

After visiting the Clark Planetarium countless times with my 4 year old son who is obsessed with space, enjoying the exhibits, the documentaries, and the occasional demonstration, we began to see the Planetarium for what it was outside of just…

Tiny Galaxies, Big Black Holes

Join us for a special Night Vision with guest lecturer, Dr. Anil Seth to learn about supermassive black holes.

Robert Bigelow

Fall Equinox 2014

In Earth’s northern hemisphere, the fall or autumnal equinox will occur on September 22 at 8:29 p.m. MDT.

Richard

‘I Want to Be an Astronaut’ free movie screening

Clark Planetarium is pleased to host a free public screening of “I Want to Be an Astronaut” on Saturday, August 23rd, at 7 PM, in the ATK IMAX Theatre. A panel discussion will immediately follow the film, and will include…

Robert Bigelow

Perseid Meteor Shower 2014

Earth is on course to collide with a stream of particles left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle.

Seth Jarvis

Congratulations, Mr. Ambassador!

Former planetarium staff member, and life-long amateur astronomer (of considerable expertise) Patrick Wiggins, known to most folks around here as a ”NASA Solar System Ambassador” has been singled out by NASA for a highly prestigious Distinguished Public Service Medal acknowledging his decades of invaluable…