February 10th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon

Night Vision, July 16 & 18: New Horizons

Launched on January 19, 2006, New Horizons is the fastest object ever launched from Earth. After traveling almost nine and a half years across over three billion miles, this small yet capable spacecraft is giving humanity a glimpse of one…

Amy Oliver

Mars Party!

This month is a big one for astronomy, space science, Clark Planetarium, and YOU! And we’re celebrating in style. The month started off with an amazing view of the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, visible right from your own backyard,…

Amy Oliver

Pluto Palooza!

New Horizons makes its historic flyby of the dwarf planet, Pluto, on July 14th, 2015. And we’re ready to celebrate, but we need your help! Join us at Clark Planetarium on Thursday, July 16th, 2015, from 3:30pm – 7:30pm to…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars July 2015: Prodigious Planets

In the month of July, the planets have a lot in store for us, and in this month’s Gateway to the Stars show we’ll bring it all to life under our high-resolution digital dome theater! If you’ve been watching the…

Duke Johnson

Night Vision June 4: Mars

The June 4th, 2015 edition of “Night Vision” will focus on Mars, what we’ve seen, where we’ve been, and what we now know.

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…