April 19th, 2015
Waxing Crescent Moon
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Seth Jarvis

Bundle-Up and Grab the Binoculars for Another Comet Lovejoy!

There’s a comet in the southern skies these days that you stand a good chance of seeing if you have a decent pair of binoculars, cooperative weather and a dark sky at around 10:00 PM.

Robert Bigelow

Another Astronomy Hoax: Jupiter-Pluto Alignment

I have recently been made aware of another piece of astronomy nonsense that has been posted on the internet. It seems that on January 4, Jupiter and Pluto will come into alignment and the combined gravitational forces from both objects…

Rob Morris

Alright Already, We’ll All Float On…January 4th? Or not.

It’s funny how every time someone says that you can’t believe everything you hear on the internet, everyone around them nods in agreement. Then we all go right back to believing everything we read on the internet again. Which brings…

Amy Oliver

Pictures with Santa ON THE MOON!

Bring new life to your yearly family tradition of photos with Santa Claus by taking them on the Moon! Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and their merry band of elves will be on site at the Clark Planetarium on December 6th,…

Amy Oliver

Hands-on Holiday Toy Shop

On December 6th, 2014, you can celebrate the holidays with Clark Planetarium and Planet Fun in some fun and exciting ways! – Try the toys before you buy them! – FREE photo with Santa Claus – 10% off all telescopes…

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.