April 27th, 2017
Waxing Crescent Moon
Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars August 2016: Dance planets, dance!

The sky has some lovely treats for us in August! We’re eagerly anticipating the return of the yearly Perseid meteor shower, which regularly occurs in mid-August. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers of the year, and it will…

Brandon Crowley

Night Vision: Meteor Showers

If you’re looking for amazing entertainment at the incredible price of free, all you have to do is walk out into the night on August 13th and prepare for the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseids have already…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision: Uranus and Neptune

Five planets in our solar system are easily visible in the night sky with the unaided eye. Currently, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn are easy to spot in the evening sky. As Venus and Mercury are both emerging from behind the…

Amy Oliver

Bring Her Home: Win Our Beloved Space Pikachu

We’re so grateful for all your help catching the rogue Pokemon in our building that we want to reward one lucky Planetarium Protector.

Amy Oliver

Light Speed Lectures

Join the Clark Planetarium and the Salt Lake City Public Library for Light Speed Lectures!

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…