Planetarium benefits from community support

As we near the end of 2010, we look back at our fundraising projects and the outstanding community support we received for Clark Planetarium education programs. It makes us proud to receive generous support from so many great people who share our commitment to science education.

Through a partnership with Miller Motorsports Park, we held the first annual Racing to the Stars fundraiser this summer. The playful atmosphere combined with adrenaline-pumping activities at the Miller Motorsports Park left participants smiling, and netted over $49,000 for Clark Planetarium’s education programs.

dec_newslet_galaWe also changed things up a bit with the “We’re Going to Light up the Dark Side of the Moon” gala event in September, giving people the chance to don their best 1970s fashion for a groovy night under the stars while helping us raise $81,000 for our education programs.

Clark Planetarium is deeply grateful to all of the businesses and individuals who support our mission to create and present stimulating educational astronomy and space exploration in our community. With support from those listed below, we have been able to serve over 75,000 school children and teachers through our educational outreach programs this year.

Racing To The Stars Benefit Sponsors

BMW Motorcycles of Utah

Michael Clark

Evans & Sutherland

Jensen & Keddington

Fred Johnson

Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation

L-3 Communications

Tom & Shauna Mabey

Mountain West Small Business Finance

Sterling & Danette Poulson

The Boeing Company

US Bank

Willard Eccles Foundation

Gala Sponsors

Galaxy Sponsors


The Boeing Company

Supernova Sponsors

Mary Beth Clark

Michael Clark

Discover Financial Services

L-3 Communications

Utah Division of Arts & Museum

Red Giant Sponsors

Senator Jake Garn & Kathleen Garn

Mountain West Small Business Finance

Black Hole Sponsors

Eagle Environmental

Evans & Sutherland

Pat & Boyer Jarvis


Herbert Livsey

Larry & Susan Lunt

Sterling & Danette Poulson

Richards Brandt Miller Nelson

Zions Bank

Quasar Sponsors:

Bartlett Title Insurance

David & Janice Nelson

U.S. Bank

Special Thanks to:


Wells Fargo

Gifts In Kind:


Ballet West

Tom Beckett

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Best Western Zion Park Inn

Mike Bicker


Brighton Resort

Broadway Across America

Bryce Canyon Grant Hotel

Busath Photography

Café Niche

Café Trio

Carr Printing

Craig & Toni Carter

David Carter

Chase Suite Hotel

Cherry Hill

Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center


Citrus Grill

Howard S. Clark

Color Me Mine

Costa Vida

Deer Valley Ski Resort

Discovery Gateway

Dolcetti Gelato


Michael Fatali


Flemings Prime Steakhouse

Foothill Orthodontics


Hale Centre Theatre

Grand Theatre SLCC

Julie Hardy

Jerry & Jackie Harwood

Heber Valley Historic Railroad

Marguerite Henderson

Holiday River Expeditions

Homestead Resort

Honey Baked Ham

Hope Gallery

Hotel Monaco

Huntington Learning Center

Iggy’s Sports Grill

Seth Jarvis

King’s Studio

Kingsbury Hall


Little America Fine Gifts

Little America Hotel

Living Planet Aquarium

Log Haven

McKay Dental Care


Metro Fitness

Momentum Indoor Climbing

Mountain Medical Spa


Nicholas & Company

New Space Entertainment

Ogden’s George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park

Olympic Parks Utah

Paisley Pomegranate

Pioneer Theatre Company

Porcupine Pub & Grill

Radisson Hotel

Red Cliffs Lodge

Redd Iguana

Red Lion Hotel

Red Rock Brewing Company, LC

Repertory Dance Theatre

Resorts at Wendover

Ririe Woodbury Dance Theatre

Rodizio Grill

Salt Lake Acting Company

Salt Lake Bees

Salt Lake Symphony

Sanctuary Day Spay

Sego Lily Café

Seven Peaks

Mike & Amanda Smith

Snow Basin

St. George Area Visitors Bureau

Stampin’ Up

Merlin Stewart

Sundance Institute

Sweet Tooth Fairy

Temple Square Hospitality

The Anniversary Inn

The Hyatt Place

The Little Gym

The Living Planet Aquarium

The Old Spaghetti Factory

The Pie Pizzeria

The Spa Club

This Is The Place Heritage Park

Tip Top Cake Shoppe

Tony Caputo’s Market & Deli

Tracy Aviary


University of Utah

University of Utah Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

Utah College of Massage Therapy

Utah Grizzlies

Utah Jazz

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Utah Museum of Natural History

Utah Symphony

Utah’s Hogle Zoo


Western River Expeditions

Whole Foods


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