February 10th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon

Violent Universe opens February 18

Experience intense cosmic destruction from the safety of our Hansen Dome Theatre. Clark Planetarium’s newest feature, Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos, is a sure fit for those who enjoy the splendid beauty of our cosmic surroundings paired with explosive…

Seth Jarvis

I’m an Ophiuchan

A billion years ago, on January 26th, I was in the early days of my career at the old Hansen Planetarium and I got a phone call from a woman with a question. “My sign is Aquarius, but today’s my birthday…

Seth Jarvis

Total Lunar Eclipse – December 20, 2010

If you are awake between 11:30 PM (Mountain Time) Monday night  December 21 and 3:30 AM Tuesday morning  the 21st), and your skies are clear, step outside and have a gander at a celestial wonder.

Uncover the mysteries of Black Holes

They prowl the cosmos waiting to ambush their next victim, camouflaged by the energy of a million suns.  These unseen voids can annihilate entire solar systems, and once in their grasp, nothing — not even light — can escape. Few…

Clark Planetarium transforms for HP7 premiere party

On November 18th, Clark Planetarium will be transformed into the magical world of Harry Potter.  Join us for our Premiere Party from 8 pm – 11 pm.  Our premiere party combines educational activities and entertainment to make this an experience…

Jesse Warner

Dark Sky Presentation

Remember when you were young, looking up into the night sky? How many stars did you see? Have you ever tried to count them? Look up in the sky tonight. Can you still see as many stars? You may notice…

Robert Bigelow

International Observe the Moon Night

On September 18, 2010 amateur astronomers, educators, scientists and the general public will celebrate International Observe the Moon Night by observing and learning more about our nearest neighbor. 

Last chance to see Tales of the Maya Skies – BOGO offer

Get lost in Maya art and Astronomy.  Tales of the Maya Skies at Clark Planetarium and Les Artes De Mexico at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts will end their run on September 26th.  Now is your last chance to experience…


How Far Can You See?

The most distant object observable with the unaided eye is visible in our current night time sky. It is the Great Galaxy in Andromeda, M31. There are many ways to find this object. I prefer to use the constellation Cassiopeia.…

Jesse Warner

Illusions of the Seasons: Part 3

In our last two seasons discussions (part 1, part 2) we dispelled some common misconceptions about why we experience seasons here on Earth.  In this discussion, we will dispel the last misconception I presented and conclude our seasons discussion with an activity…