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Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Planetarium Events

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Tiny Galaxies, Big Black Holes

Join us for a special Night Vision with guest lecturer, Dr. Anil Seth to learn about supermassive black holes.On Saturday, September 20th at 7PM Clark Planetarium will welcome University of Utah researcher, Anil Seth PhD. for a special Night Vision.…

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Friday, June 20th, 2014

Bryce Canyon National Park’s “Astrofest”

A modest telescope is capable of showing you amazing views of galaxies, nebulae, planets, binary stars and star clusters. To get a really good look at all the cool stuff that the universe dangles above you each night you need…

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

“Cosmos” Finale and Panel Presentation

**Tickets will be available at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. Remember first come, first serve. Thank you. Clark Planetarium invites you to join us in the ATK IMAX Theatre for the season finale of Fox’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on June 8th. This screening…

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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Food Truck Day at Clark Planetarium

Local Food Truck vendors such as the Chow Truck, So Cupcake, Submarino’s, Georgia Boy and more will gather outside Clark Planetarium on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mall patrons and the Gateway District business community are…

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Thursday, February 6th, 2014

NASA Up Close: A Special “Night Vision” Event

Join Clark Planetarium for a special Night Vision event on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, for an up close look at NASA and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.  Clark Planetarium is pleased to welcome Alex Priskos, NASA’s SLS Boosters Manager,…

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

“A Star Shines the Brightest” Fundraiser with Astronaut Story Musgrave

Celebrate the stars in April 2014 with Clark Planetarium. On April 17, 2014, Clark Planetarium will host its A Star Shines the Brightest fundraiser, with six-time shuttle astronaut Story Musgrave as our keynote speaker. Dr. Musgrave was a NASA astronaut for over 30 years who worked on…

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Monday, November 18th, 2013

Breakfast with Santa on the Moon

Santa is making a visit to Clark Planetarium! Join us Saturday, December 14, 2013 for breakfast, a picture with Santa on the Moon and a special screening of Santa vs. The Snowman in the ATK IMAX Theatre. Families can visit Santa on the…

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Friday, September 13th, 2013

Free Astronomy & A Movie at Brewvies

On Monday, November 4, 2013 we will be taking Night Vision to Brewvies. There will be a presentation by Director, Seth Jarvis,on “How Astronomy will save the world” followed by a short sci-fi movie. The topic will cover the February 15th 2013 near-miss…

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Monday, July 15th, 2013

Kepler Mission Lecture

Join Clark Planetarium on August 15, for “Exploring Distant Worlds with NASA’s Kepler Mission,” presented by Jason Steffen, PhD. NASA’s Kepler mission has revolutionized our understanding of planets and planetary systems. It is NASA’s first mission capable of finding Earth-size…

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Art Access Gallery Stroll

Astronomy related art made by children 5-13 years-old will be on display in downtown Salt Lake City. Clark Planetarium partnered earlier this year with Art Access and Kindred Spirits to create art for our 10-Year Anniversary Art Show. Two workshops…

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Run for STEM!

Clark Planetarium education staff will be out supporting the first Healthy STEM 5K on June 1 here in Salt Lake City. Parents, students and educators are invited to show that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are great for the mind…

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Monday, February 11th, 2013

Clark Planetarium Community Events

In celebration of Clark Planetarium’s 10-Years at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City, a series of community events will be held between April 4 – April 13. Thursday, April 4 Youth Art Show In partnership with Art Access, Clark…

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Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Breakfast With Santa

Santa is making a visit to Clark Planetarium! Join us Saturday, December 15, 2012 for breakfast, a picture with Santa on the Moon and a special screening of Santa vs. The Snowman in the ATK IMAX Theatre. Families can visit Santa on the 3rd floor for…

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

“Let It Snow” – Holiday Show Opening Event

Clark Planetarium productions has created a new holiday music show, “Let it Snow.” On December 1st only, children, 10 and under, who bring in a homemade snowflake will get in FREE to this new holiday show. Clark Planetarium will display…

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Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Night School – Mayan Calendars: Myths & Meanings

Are you curious about the Mayan calendar and the meaning behind it? Why did they stop their calendar on December 21st, 2012? Join us for our quarterly lecture series Night School on November 8 from 7 – 8 p.m. This months topic, Mayan…

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the Moon, passed away today at the age of 82. I have spent the last few hours reflecting on what Armstrong and the Apollo missions to the Moon meant to us as…

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Night School – Why Mars Matters 9/13

Do you want to know about the geology on Mars? Join us for Night School, our new quarterly lecture series, on Thursday, September 13 from 7pm – 8pm. Topics range across scientific disciplines and the open format encourages group discussion and exploration.  University…

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Monday, August 13th, 2012

Mad About Science Gala – October 11

Throw your head back and cackle in delight because it’s time to grab your beakers, wacky glasses, and lab coats. It’s the “Mad About Science Gala“, Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 6:30-10 p.m. at Clark Planetarium. You’ve been waiting for this…

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Friday, July 20th, 2012

Free “Passage to Pangaea”

Clark Planetarium will be filled with dinosaurs on August 3. That’s because kids who sculpt a clay T-rex, raptor, stegosaurus, or any other kind of dinosaur, will earn free admission to the premier of “Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea” in IMAX®3D. The…

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Monday, June 11th, 2012

Clark Planetarium’s Night School

Beginning this month, school is in session at Clark Planetarium and scientific discovery is at the top of our syllabus. Join us for Night School, our new quarterly lecture series, on Thursday, June 21st from 7pm – 8pm. Topics range across scientific disciplines and the…

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Monday, June 4th, 2012

Last Call…Are you Ready for the Transit of Venus?

Your calendar is marked for this, right? The Venus transit occurs tomorrow beginning around 4pm–that’s just one day before we experience the rarest of rare astronomical events. To make sure you are fully prepared, here’s a helpful list: Appropriate Solar…

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Transit of Venus Viewing Parties & Telescope Give-away

The Sun, Venus, and Earth will soon align for the “Transit of Venus,” and Clark Planetarium is gearing up for this rare planetary event. From an awesome give-away to viewing parties, we want to make sure that you are ready to…

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Monday, May 7th, 2012

View the annular eclipse with us

As we have previously noted, we’re in for rare astronomical treat on the afternoon of Sunday, May 20th.  Beginning at about 6:20PM (Mountain Daylight Time) the Moon will pass in front of the Sun.  The eclipse will reach maximum about an hour later, and…

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Friday, April 13th, 2012

Celebrate Astronomy Day

It’s that time of year again! Professional and amateur astronomers from across the nation will gather to celebrate Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Clark Planetarium will be hosting a series of events during the day and the Salt Lake Astronomical…

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Friday, April 6th, 2012

“$1 for a Little Dipper” fundraiser

For a limited time Clark Planetarium will be holding “$1 for a Little Dipper” fundraiser. The money raised will support educational programs here at Clark Planetarium where we  serve over 85,000 Utah students each year. With the dollar, we will put your name…

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & egg hunt

The Easter Bunny is hopping into Clark Planetarium! Join us Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for breakfast, an Easter egg hunt and a special screening of Under the Sea 3D in the ATK IMAX Theatre. Bring your camera…

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Monday, January 30th, 2012

Explore the night sky at REI

There’s nothing better than camping on a warm summer night and looking up at the stars. But have you wondered what are you really looking at? On February 28 at REI, a free program, Night Visions, will teach you to…

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Monday, January 30th, 2012

Next “Gateway to the Stars” is February 11

This month’s installment of “Gateway to the Stars” will take place on Saturday, February 11 instead of the normal first Saturday of the month. This is the time of year when the famous constellation of “Orion the Hunter” finally climbs…

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Santa, the Moon and a movie

Santa is making a visit to the Moon at Clark Planetarium! Join us Saturday, Dec. 10 for breakfast, a picture with Santa and a special screening of Arthur Christmas at the Megaplex 12 at The Gateway.Visit Santa on the 3rd floor for…

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Friday, September 30th, 2011

Super SciFi Celebration is Oct. 22

Join UEN and Clark Planetarium for a Super SciFi Celebration! This fun family event will include a special screening of the classic Plan 9 From Outer Space on Saturday, October 22 from noon to 3 p.m. at Clark Planetarium at the Gateway.

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Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Celebrate Utah Museum Day

Celebrate Museum Day at Clark Planetarium on September 24, 2011. In conjunction with the Smithsonian Museum Day, Clark Planetarium, along with nearly 40 Utah museums, will be offering discounted tickets to the Hansen Dome Theatre.

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Distant Galaxy Gala

Have an out of this world experience and come face to face with some of your favorite Sci-Fi characters at Clark Planetarium’s Distant Galaxy Gala on September 22 at 6:30 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite Sci-Fi character and enjoy…

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Monday, August 1st, 2011

Free show screening on 8/6 and 8/7

Join Clark Planetarium this weekend for a screening of We are Astronomers.  The show will be playing in the Hansen Dome Theatre, both Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7 at 1:30 p.m. Seating will be on a first come, first serve…

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Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

STS-135 launch to be shown in IMAX July 8

As we prepare for the final launch of the space shuttle program, Clark Planetarium and ATK wanted to provide the community with an opportunity to see this extraordinary launch on our big screen. This Friday, July 8, we will open…

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Ticket Prices

Prices for the show tickets are as follows:

Pricing, ATK IMAX Theatre

$9 for adults/teens/seniors
$7 for children 12 and under
$7 for tickets for shows beginning before 5 pm, except Special Engagements.


Hansen Dome Theatre

$9 for adults/teens/seniors
$7 for children 12 and under
$7 for tickets for shows beginning before 5 pm, except Special Engagements.


Cosmic Light Shows

$9 for adults/teens/seniors
$7 for children 12 and under
$7 for tickets for shows beginning before 5 pm, except Special Engagements.


Pricing, Special Presentations

$2 per person, ages 3 and up.
Free for members.
Note: Special presentations may or may not be suitable for small children. Please check the description of the individual event for more information.


Please check our General Information for complete pricing & hours of operation.

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