April 17th, 2014
Waning Gibbous Moon
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Mike Murray

“Perfect Little Planet” isn’t just our new show…

It’s a showcase of what the updated Hansen Dome Theatre can do! After more than a year in the making, Clark Planetarium Productions is premiering its most groundbreaking new show since “The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket!”  “Perfect Little Planet”…

Seth Jarvis

A brief look back at 2010

When I became the director of Clark Planetarium in 2001, the “you’re kidding me!” news was that there have been discovered as many planets orbiting stars other than our Sun as there are planets in our own solar system. As…

Dani Weigand

Thanksgiving Point Star Party features Clark Planetarium educators

Clark Planetarium’s education department is going on the road to Thanksgiving Point for a star party tomorrow, Sept. 17, 2010. Held in the Solar System Walk Garden, the evening will provide a unique venue for nighttime observing. This event is…

Richard

Scorpius: My early morning companion

Most mornings at 6:05 a.m. you’ll find me standing at a bus stop, patiently awaiting the arrival of the bus that brings me to work. Not a bad ride, actually. What would normally be a 25 minute drive is a…

Seth Jarvis

COSMIC QUIZ: Where’s the Closest Star?

This week’s KUTV Cosmic Quiz winner is Cameron Porcaro. Cameron’s question was, “How far away is the nearest star to our solar system?” Fun question!

eric

What’s in a name?

How many stars are in our solar system? If you answered hundreds of billions, you are not alone. That is the most common answer I hear. The correct answer is…one. The Sun is the only star in the solar system.…

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz Quetsion: Is Pluto a planet?

It’s week two of our Clark Planetarium, KUTV-2 Cosmic Quiz and I’m enjoying reading through the many questions we have received. This week’s winner is Ramon Nieto and he wants to know, “Is Pluto a Planet?” Short answer: Not anymore!…