The chant among Clark Planetarium staff in 2011 was “Two Point Oh.” We were dreaming big dreams and making big plans for transforming ourselves and our facility into a “next generation” planetarium.
We’re currently in the planning stages to similarly overhaul our free public exhibits. Our goal is to have completed a full-on “Clark Planetarium version 2.0” upgrade in time for our tenth anniversary in 2013. (Our 10th anniversary? Just a year away? I can’t believe how fast time moves around this place. I think Special Relativity is involved.)
Our original production of Perfect Little Planet makes its world premiere in the Hansen Dome Theatre mid-February. Perfect Little Planet takes planetarium dome theatre programs to a whole new level of innovation, adventure and amazing visuals.
Our education programs to Utah schools also expands into “Clark Planetarium 2.0” territory in 2012. We provided unique and valuable astronomy and space science educational experiences to over 70,000 Utah students and teachers in 2011 and we will provide even greater levels of these services in the coming year.
We sincerely appreciate your support and the time you spend with us. It’s because of you that we are able to be one of the world’s great planetarium facilities.