December 1st, 2015
Waning Gibbous Moon
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…

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision: Venus

Venus, the second planet from the Sun, is sometimes referred to as our sister planet, due to its similarity in size and density to Earth. But in many important respects, this inhospitable planet is nothing like the planet we call…

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Glorious Galaxies

In this week’s installment of our Night Vision live lecture series, we take a look at the gigantic cosmic structures known as galaxies. Imagine that our solar system has a house in the suburbs, and the Sun is the light…

Jordan Smith

Night Vision May 7 & 9: The Search for E.T.

Have you ever wondered about the possibility of alien life? If so, you certainly aren’t alone (at least on Earth). Whether it be from Hollywood’s latest Sci-Fi epic, or an understanding of the sheer scale of the Universe, most of…

“Night Vision” March 19 & 21 – New Horizons: On Pluto’s Doorstep!

The New Horizons spacecraft launched in 2006 and became the fastest spacecraft ever to leave the Earth. After picking up still more energy with a flyby of Jupiter in 2007, the probe topped speeds of over 52,000 miles per hour.…

“Night Vision” Jan 31: The Glorious Galaxies

On Saturday, January 31 we’ll take a special journey in the Hansen Dome Theatre to the largest entities in the universe: the galaxies.

“Night Vision” Dec 11 & 13 – The Geminid Meteor Shower

Join us in the Hansen Dome Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 13, for a special look at the Geminid Meteor Shower! Every year around Dec. 13 – 14 we experience the peak of one of the year’s…

Guest Lecturer for “Gateway to the Stars” 3/1

Join Clark Planetarium on Saturday, March 1 for a special “Gateway to the Stars” presentation.