December 22nd, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
moon
Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” – Pegasus and Andromeda!

On Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 our next “Gateway to the Stars” presentation will feature the central region of the Autumn skies; the constellations of Pegasus (The Winged Horse) and Andromeda (The Chained Maiden). You might remember those names from the…

Mike Sheehan

Planet Fun telescope & book sale

Planet Fun Clark Planetarium Store is having a sale starting…now!

Robert Bigelow

Saturn at opposition

The planet Saturn was at opposition on April 3. That means that Saturn is opposite the Sun, as seen from Earth. Being opposite the Sun means that it will rise as the Sun sets and set as the Sun rises.…

Talia Butler

Planet Fun holiday gift guide

Visit Planet Fun Clark Planetarium Store to find exciting, interactive gifts for everyone on your shopping list.  Planet Fun specializes in gifts that encourage curiosity, hands-on learning and FUN.  Check out this year’s Top 10 gift ideas for the holiday…

Robert Bigelow

International Observe the Moon Night

On September 18, 2010 amateur astronomers, educators, scientists and the general public will celebrate International Observe the Moon Night by observing and learning more about our nearest neighbor. 

Seth Jarvis

Venus: It’s Just a Phase it’s Going Through

Grab your party hats and telescopes, it’s time to celebrate 400 years of observational heliocentrism. You have a good opportunity this week to observe Venus and see the dynamic geometry of the solar system in action. While you are looking…

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars observing series

Ever wondered how to observe deep space objects with a telescope?  Or what you can see in binoculars?  Join Clark Planetarium for a unique tour of the sky through the eyes of a practiced amateur astronomer.  

Rob Morris

Looking up

As we approach the summer season, the heavens are putting on a show in the evenings.  Spread from west to east across the sky at sunset, we see an array of planets.  Venus will be the brightest of the group,…

Talia Butler

Celebrate the cosmos with Astronomy Day

Join Clark Planetarium, the University of Utah and Salt Lake Astronomical Society (SLAS) on Saturday, April 24, 2010 to celebrate Astronomy Day, a nationwide celebration of the passion for astronomy. This fun-filled event will give the general public the opportunity…

Mike Murray

Seeing in the Dark: Tales of an Amateur Astronomer

Recently, I had the opportunity to give a presentation on this very subject at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.  It’s a fine museum with splendid displays on paleontology, geology, astronomy, pioneer history, Native American ethnology, photography and…