July 27th, 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 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…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars January 2016

Season’s greetings! I hope everyone’s found some joy and fulfillment at the solstice, and the myriad celebrations associated with it. As we mentioned last month, winter is particularly special because the region around the famous constellation of Orion happens to have many…

Jesse Warner

Night Vision: Meteor Showers

The sky is falling. On any given night of the year you might be lucky enough to spot a shooting star streak across the night sky. What’s your first thought? Do you make a romantic wish? Do you panic because the sky…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars December 2015: Solstice, Meteors, and more

December is upon us! It’s dark, the Sun set before you even left work, your breath steams out of your nose while the frosty ground crunches under your feet, and the overnight low temperature will be about 20 °F. So… now let’s sit outdoors under the…

Thomas

Night Vision: A Century of General Relativity

A century ago, Albert Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity, which radically changed our understanding of gravity. Einstein proposed that gravity results from the curvature of a blend of space and time that is today appropriately called space-time. Space-time…