April 20th, 2014
Waning Gibbous Moon
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Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” September 3

Our “Gateway to the Stars” show for September will feature numerous objects to see in and around the Milky Way. Summer may be coming to an end on the calendar, but the summer stars will continue to shine prominently for many…

Richard

Summer Solstice 2011

So, here in Salt Lake City we had a record June rain yesterday of over an inch. Today, the high temperature will be in the low 70s (fahrenheit). And summer begins tomorrow!?! Yes, the summer solstice occurs at 11:16 am,…

Dani Weigand

Clark Planetarium 2011 summer camps

Now that the school year is winding down, it’s time to find activities for the kids to enjoy this summer. Summer camps are a great way to introduce children to engaging concepts and help them make new friends. Clark Planetarium…

DEBUNKING the Great Mars Hoax (again)

It’s August and we’ve been getting calls at Clark Planetarium from people wondering if Mars will appear as large as the Full Moon this month. So goes our yearly battle with the Great Mars Hoax that started in 2003. Each year,…

Richard

Happy Day of Lammas!

What? You don’t know what the Day of Lammas is? Lammas is traditionally recognized as August 1st each year, and is celebrated by baking loaves of bread from the first wheat harvests. But there is a strong astronomical connection to…