February 11th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon
Amy Oliver

Clark Planetarium Reopens Tuesday, September 29th

Clark Planetarium is set to reopen to the public on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 after a brief interlude for some muchneeded construction on the inside of the building. If you’re wondering what’s going to be different, here’s the scoop. We’ve…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision: Mercury

Of the five planets that can be seen with the unaided eye, Mercury is the most difficult to observe. This is because it is only visible during evening or morning twilight. At certain times each year the viewing geometry does…

Amy Oliver

Science Meets Science Fiction: A Pre-Movie Lecture on “The Martian” with Dr. John Armstrong

Science fiction captures our attention and brings to light many a topic in the field of science that we may otherwise overlook. “The Martian,” a new Ridley Scott film based on a book of the same title by author Andy…

Amy Oliver

Lunar Eclipse 2015 Viewing Party

Join us at the Salt Lake City Public Library in Downtown Salt Lake City on September 27th, 2015, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm to enjoy special “eclipsed” cookies*** from K’s and D Bakery in Taylorsville and the best views of the…

Amy Oliver

“Get Animated!” with Clark Planetarium and Spy Hop Productions

Clark Planetarium and Spy Hop Productions are hosting the first annual “Get Animated!” animated short video contest and we want your entries! ENTER NOW (make sure you finished your YouTube upload!) Who can enter? Utah students in grades K-12 What is…

Amy Oliver

Upcoming Closures for Private Rentals

Clark Planetarium isn’t just a public venue, but also a place to have a fun and unique private event! That means that we sometimes have events that close our building, or parts of it, for a little bit. Just so…

Jesse Warner

Night Vision: Breathtaking Comets

Left over from the creation of our solar system, these frozen crumbs may be the icy keepers of our solar systems past. Recorded within are the building blocks, the basic elements that give our corner of the universe form, mass,…

Duke Johnson

Space Dust to Appear at Clark Planetarium Starting September 2015

Nope…that space dust is not a new exhibit. At least, not yet! Clark Planetarium announced a major exhibits renovation project earlier this year, and it’s time to start breaking ground and making space for that project to take life.


Night Vision: Dwarf Planets

Explore exciting new images being returned by the next generation of spacecraft!  Sent from the cradle of humanity, Dawn and New Horizons represent milestone achievements in space exploration. 2015 has been a windfall year for astronomy.

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision July 23 and 25: Human Spaceflight

Alan Shepard. John Glenn. Buzz Aldrin. Neil Armstrong. The names of the pioneers of human spaceflight are forever etched in the popular consciousness. No other aspect of space science can quite equal the excitement and drama of human spaceflight.