September 25th, 2016
Waning Crescent Moon
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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…

Amy Oliver

Pardon Our Space Dust! New Worlds Coming Soon to Clark Planetarium

For over 50 years, we have brought the final frontier to the Salt Lake City and greater Utah communities, and we’re always looking for new ways to broaden our horizons. As we head for the home stretch on our 50th…

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…