September 30th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
moon
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…

Seth Jarvis

New Observatory Opens in Utah

Our friends at the University of Utah’s Department of Physics and Astronomy have begun sharing images from their new observatory located high in the San Francisco Mountains just to the west of the little town of Milford, in Beaver County.

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz: How Many Craters?

This week’s Cosmic Quiz winner is Matt Raphael, who asked, “How many craters are on the moon?” The quick and uninteresting answer is, “Too many to count.” Here’s the longer and hopefully more interesting answer: