November 29th, 2015
Waning Gibbous Moon
Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars June 2015: Beyond the Milky Way

In Gateway to the Stars this month, we’ll continue to take advantage of the Earth’s position in its orbit to look out of the plane of the Milky Way, allowing us an unfettered view of many distant galaxies far beyond…

Robert Bigelow

New Horizons Closing in on Pluto

Our FIRST close-up view of an object in space happens only once. We are now a month-and-a-half away from one of these firsts: our first close-up views of Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft, after a nine-and-a-half year journey, will conduct…


Science on a Sphere

Suspended in view as you enter Clark Planetarium there rests a six-foot sphere. More than a simple ball, Science on a Sphere (SOS) is a showcase exhibit giving visitors an unparalleled view of Earth and its global processes.

Johnny Rasmussen

Night Vision May 28 and May 30: The Lives of Stars

“For my part I know nothing with certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”  - Vincent Van Gogh Humanity has always been fond of the stars. Stars have acted as our canvas for storytelling, they served as…

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision May 21 & May 23: Robotic Explorers

Not at all space explorers are human. No, we’re not talking about aliens from other worlds. Today, much of the most exciting and ground-breaking exploration of our solar system is done by robot space probes. Over the past decade, huge…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars May 2nd: Gratuitious Galaxies

For many enjoyable years, Mike Murray has been the iconic master of ceremonies for our monthly Gateway to the Stars series; however, I’ve now been handed the torch, and I’m excited to be your guide to the heavens in our…

Amy Oliver

Townhall Meeting: Clark Planetarium Exhibits Project

Beginning Summer 2015, Clark Planetarium will begin renovating its exhibits program, a project that aims to complete in November 2016.

Robert Bigelow

A (Short) Total Eclipse on April 4

If weather cooperates, observers in Utah will have the opportunity to witness a total lunar eclipse during the early morning on Saturday, April 4.

Amy Oliver

Science, Faith & Climate Action: A Special Lecture by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Clark Planetarium and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) present a multi-disciplinary panel discussion series on Climate Change in Utah, and its role in science, the economy, media, and religion featuring experts in these areas. Panel Discussion 3: A Special Lecture by Dr. Katharine…

Duke Johnson

Help Us With Our New Exhibits Project

Whether you’ve been coming to the planetarium for years or have just completed your first visit, we are excited to let you know that change is in the air! After 13 years and over 5 million visitors, Clark Planetarium now…