February 8th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon
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Amy Oliver

“We are Stars” Survey Preview

Just like Clark Planetarium, other planetariums around the world also have animation staff who make content for dome theatres. And sometimes, we bring those shows into our planetarium. Please help us decide whether “We Are Stars” should join our show…

Duke Johnson

Night Vision: Robotic Explorers

Robotic explorers sent to the far reaches of our solar system enable us to appreciate the wonders that abound without actually going to these special places. Journeys through space to hazardous places are currently impossible for humans, but radiation hardened…

“Gateway to the Stars” January 3 – The Winter Star Clusters

The stars of January burn cold and bright, but it’s also a time to see some of the sky’s most beautiful star clusters. Many of these tight collections of stars require a telescope to see in detail but you might…

“Gateway to the Stars” Sept 6 – Enjoy the Milky Way!

This is the time of year for exploring the Milky Way and all it has to offer for binoculars and telescopes. The Summer Milky Way is brighter and wider in appearance than the Winter counterpart, mainly because we’re looking in toward the center…

August Gateway to the Stars: The Milky Way

This month’s installment of “Gateway to the Stars” in the Hansen Dome Theatre will feature our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Under clear dark skies, August is one of the best times of year to see it. It appears as a…

ATK IMAX Theatre upgrade begins in October

Since opening in 2003, Clark Planetarium’s IMAX film projectors have played documentary films roughly 17,000 times on our five-story tall screen. That’s about 130,000 miles of 70mm film run through those machines, enough to wrap around Earth’s equator more than…