February 9th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon

#NASATweetup Day 2

LAUNCH DAY!! (or not…) Day 2 was an amazing day at #NASATweetup. You could feel the excitement in the air. We met lots of amazing people, but all our minds were focused on 3:47 pm. Launch time.

#NASATweetup Day 1

After arriving in Florida for the #NASATweetup, it was time to meet new people, tour facilities and take lots of pictures. Here’s a glimpse at what we experienced on the first day.

STS-134 Tweetup

Hi, I’m Elizabeth and I’m a space geek. I’m thrilled with the opportunity to contribute to this blog. I have been selected to attend the launch of the Endeavor for the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station and will blog my experiences…

“Gateway to the Stars” March program

As we look for great objects in the night sky to practice our observing skills on, what are some of the best examples for late Winter and early Spring? Last month we focused a lot on the constellation of “Orion,…

Robert Bigelow

A comet double take

On October 20th Comet Hartley 2 will pass by Earth at a distance of about 11 million miles. Even though this is close in astronomical terms, the comet is small. So, it will appear very dim to Earth-bound observers. If…

Tweet up offers VIP views of ATK ground test

Last year several Clark Planetarium staff members had the opportunity to watch the DM-1 test firing of the Ares solid rocket motor in Promontory, Utah. I was there, watching the visual representation of what 3.6 million pounds of thrust (22…

Presentation on Kepler’s search for Earth-like planets.

The search for Earth-like planets in our galaxy comes closer to Earth with a presentation at Clark Planetarium on NASA’s Kepler mission. On Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, the planetarium will host special guest Dr. Jason Steffen of the Fermilab Center…

Crashing into the moon!

It might sound like the latest disaster movie, but it’s for real.  No, the moon isn’t going to crack apart (like in the movie “The Time Machine.”).  It’s a booster rocket and a space probe that will impact the lunar…