Night Vision: Reason for the Seasons

Utah hoodoo formations in winter.

Utah hoodoo formations in winter.

Ah, Salt Lake City–too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter, never quite just right. Here at the end of the year, the days are shorter, the sun is low in the sky and the snow and ice are piling up (sort of). What a difference from June, when the days are long and the Sun, high overhead, blazes down hot enough that the only way to beat the heat is the swimming pool.

But why is that? What’s causing that change?

Many of us have some vague understanding of how the seasons work (something about the axial tilt, right?) but, when asked to describe it, are surprised to realize we don’t know all the details. If that’s the case, then stop by Clark Planetarium and join us for Night Vision, where we’ll be looking at just what does make the seasons go ’round!

Night Vision: Reason for the Seasons is hosted on Thursday evening, December 17th, and Saturday evening, December 18th, in the Hansen Dome Theatre at 6:45pm. Tickets available online or at the Clark Planetarium ticket desk. Free for members and $2 for everyone else.

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