September 23rd, 2014
New Moon
moon
Seth Jarvis

Like a diamond in the sky…

News organizations are reporting today that astronomers have found a planet made of diamond orbiting a Sun-like star not too far from here. Is this the beginning of a new scientific discipline, the study of Astro-Bling?

Mike Murray

“[title changed] Night Vision” – A Special New Series!

One of the great things about the Hansen Dome Theatre is that it’s not a movie house – our guides can take you anywhere in the universe in three dimensions.

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars Oct 6 – Pegasus!

We’ve been using stars like “The Summer Triangle” as a guidepost to the sky for months now, and it will remain prominent in the western sky through November.

Seth Jarvis

Ticket Increase

I’m one of those guys who thinks it is best to take the Band-Aid off in one quick pull. 

Callista Pearson

Our Galas are AWESOME!

Who says science can’t be fun? Join Clark Planetarium for the Mad About Science Gala October 11 from 6:30-10 p.m. Proceeds from this event support the over 80,000 Utah school children we reach every year. Did you know the Mad About Science Gala is going…

Mike Sheehan

Something Spooky This Way Comes

Just in time for Halloween the Planet Fun store has new stuff sure to haunt you! We have a new line called “Haunted Memories.”

Robert Bigelow

Testing the Arm on Mars

After a month on Mars and after driving about the length of a football field (109 meters), NASA’s Curiosity rover is stopping for a second phase of instrument check out.

Seth Jarvis

Apollo – in books and movies

The death of Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong has caused many people to reflect

Seth Jarvis

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the Moon, passed away today at the age of 82.

Robert Bigelow

Target Practice on Mars

One of the most anticipated steps in the instrument checkout on NASA’s Curiosity rover is the first use of Curiosity’s laser on a Martian rock, and this past weekend, Curiosity set its target on a 3-inch rock about 9 feet away from the rover.