Clark Planetarium

Clark Planetarium Our facility is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns. However, we will continue to virtually share concepts about space and science here and on other social mediums. For our social media policy, go to: https://slco.org/policies/county-wide/

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Clark Planetarium explores the wonders of space and science through state-of-the art theatres, free exhibits and the Planet Fun Store. Clark Planetarium is a Division of Salt Lake County.

Mission: Formerly known as Hansen Planetarium, Clark Planetarium’s mission is to create and present enlightening experiences that inspire wonder in learning about space and science and to promote greater public awareness of the science in our daily lives.

According to NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, there is a lot happening in the night sky this month,...
04/02/2020
NASA at Home

According to NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, there is a lot happening in the night sky this month, such as: ⁣

🌟 Venus appearing inside the Pleiades star cluster⁣
🔭 The planetary quartet of Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and the Moon ⁣
🌕 A Supermoon on April 7⁣

What are you looking forward to this month (comment below)?

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/nasaathome/

NASA at Home: Let NASA bring the universe into your home.

Our LIVE Clark Classroom Creates starts in five minutes. To follow along, download and printout our Sci-ku (Space and Sc...
04/01/2020

Our LIVE Clark Classroom Creates starts in five minutes. To follow along, download and printout our Sci-ku (Space and Science Haiku worksheet) here:

04/01/2020

Join us for our Clark Classroom Creates activity. Today we are going to explore sci-kus, our version of science haikus. Be sure to share your sci-ku with us here in the comments, tag us in your sci-ku on Instagram with #clarkplanetarium and #classroomcreates, and be sure to check out additional activities and directions on our Pinterest page!

04/01/2020

Clark Classroom Creates presents: Sci-Kus! AKA Science Haikus!

No kidding, we made it to April! Share your favorite joke, prank or planet pun with us here, Twitter or Instagram, tag u...
04/01/2020

No kidding, we made it to April! Share your favorite joke, prank or planet pun with us here, Twitter or Instagram, tag us or use the hashtag #clarkplanetarium. Thank you for Audrey Stratford for sending this to us today.

The one thing we can’t get enough of these days is space. In response, NASA has organized a number of interactive, at-ho...
04/01/2020
NASA at Home -- For Kids and Families

The one thing we can’t get enough of these days is space. In response, NASA has organized a number of interactive, at-home learning opportunities here:

https://www.nasa.gov/nasa-at-home-for-kids-and-families

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.

Share with us your best artwork about science, space or the solar system here, and we will throw your name in for an opp...
03/27/2020

Share with us your best artwork about science, space or the solar system here, and we will throw your name in for an opportunity to win two show tickets (for when we re-open) plus a groovy lava lamp! Thanks to our friend Xander for launching our Friday Funday with this masterpiece!

03/26/2020
This morning the Wasatch Front woke up with another aftershock. This is only one of more than 280 logged aftershock acti...
03/24/2020
Myth-Conceptions: 2-min on misunderstood topics - YouTube

This morning the Wasatch Front woke up with another aftershock. This is only one of more than 280 logged aftershock activities since last Wednesday.

We hope today's educational share, about the science of EARTHQUAKES, will help those who feel a bit shaky (literally and figuratively).

You can learn what's happing by checking out the scientific information data here:
*https://www.facebook.com/UTGeologicalSurvey/ and *https://www.usgs.gov/natural-hazards/earthquake-hazards/science/earthquake-magnitude-energy-release-and-shaking-intensity

For additional learning resources, to help you get your footing on these geological occurrences, try these links below:

* https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/vivitang/earthquake-detective/about/research and
*https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLngDHXr1w29TdhaHcjMDA9pPTz01EDzu3.

We also post video learning and activities on the Clark Planetarium YouTube and Pinterest pages.

NOTE: Emergency declarations for the earthquake have been issued by Salt Lake County (SLCo) and the State of Utah (State).

This playlist contains animations that address common misunderstandings, misconceptions and myths about a variety of Earth science topics.

Apollo 11 Astronauts Spent 3 Weeks in Quarantine, Just in Case of Moon Plague. Learn more about it here at space.com:
03/23/2020

Apollo 11 Astronauts Spent 3 Weeks in Quarantine, Just in Case of Moon Plague. Learn more about it here at space.com:

Our community outreach team typically partners with libraries to present this. But until we can see in you in person, Le...
03/21/2020
LEGO Engineering Pop-Up Workshop | Small Online Class for Ages 8-15

Our community outreach team typically partners with libraries to present this. But until we can see in you in person, Lego Engineering can be learning online! Try it out and share with us what you learned.

Discover how to use the engineering design process to make incredible LEGO creations

If you are wondering what tools you need to live in space (think space diaper), check out Kennedy Space Center’s Faceboo...
03/20/2020

If you are wondering what tools you need to live in space (think space diaper), check out Kennedy Space Center’s page for exciting, educational videos.

Would you like to live in space? Please tell us why in the comments!

https://www.facebook.com/96711692268/posts/10158561070032269/?substory_index=0

Although we are currently closed, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is dedicated to the continued education and inspiration of our guests! Join us tomorrow, March 18, for an exciting new educational experience on Facebook Live.

This experience will premiere with two separate sessions, one for younger children at 9:30am and another for young adults at 1pm. Don't forget to tune in tomorrow!

Did you know you can watch astronauts read books from space? Definitely an out of this world bedtime story experience!Te...
03/20/2020
Story Time From Space

Did you know you can watch astronauts read books from space? Definitely an out of this world bedtime story experience!

Tell us in the comments your favorite bedtime story.

https://storytimefromspace.com/

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Clark Planetarium's cover photo
03/20/2020

Clark Planetarium's cover photo

03/20/2020
03/20/2020

It's been quite a time for our planet. As we come together -- while staying six feet apart -- we want you to know that Clark Planetarium is committed to providing you with information and learning opportunities.

More than ever, it's important to understand why things happen, how things work, and how continued science and discovery are pivotal in all aspects of everyday life.

In addition to sharing science-focused news, we will be sharing lesson plans, data, and activities here and on our other social media platforms.

In the words of one of our favorite mentors in chemistry and physics Marie Curie, "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."

Thank you for being safe and kind to one another.

Looking for something to do tonight? There’s the possibility of spotting the Space Station!  Just go to the following we...
03/20/2020
Spot The Station

Looking for something to do tonight? There’s the possibility of spotting the Space Station! Just go to the following website, search for your area, and follow the directions!

Comment below if you spot it!

https://spotthestation.nasa.gov

See the International Space Station! As the third brightest object in the sky the space station is easy to see if you know when to look up.

03/19/2020
Slooh

Today, Thursday, March 19, at 2:30 MST, 4:30 p.m. EDT, join Slooh Astronomer Paul Cox and Slooh Educator Russell Glenn for a Livestream astronomy lesson.

The live lesson will be educational, inspiring and soothing and include views of space from Slooh’s ten online telescopes, including those situated at its world-class flagship observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands which makes daytime astronomy possible for students in the United States.

Students will learn how to explore space by following in the footsteps of famous astronomers to make their own personal discoveries using Slooh’s Quest curriculum.

The free, live astronomy lesson will be streamed via YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as from any websites that want to embed the live YouTube video as per the instructions below. Students will be able to ask questions on Slooh’s website (membership required).

About Slooh Education
Educational institutions such as schools, after-school programs, libraries, science centers and planetariums that may have to close their doors due to the virus can continue to serve their constituents by leveraging Slooh Education's Astronomy Club to engage students and citizens from home to explore space together via a network of online telescopes which includes curriculum learning activities and support from our astronomy educators. See how Chicago Public Schools and other schools are using Slooh for remote learning, and how libraries and science centers are using Slooh to offer their own local online astronomy clubs. Learn more at Slooh Education.

TO WATCH Slooh’s live coverage:
https://www.slooh.com/shows/video-viewer/645

Slooh’s provides control to telescopes for real-time viewing of all space objects anytime!

Clark Planetarium's cover photo
03/13/2020

Clark Planetarium's cover photo

We apologize for the inconvenience, however, we will be closed until further notice in an effort to proactively prevent ...
03/13/2020

We apologize for the inconvenience, however, we will be closed until further notice in an effort to proactively prevent the chance of a coronavirus outbreak in Salt Lake County.

We encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the prevention recommendations given by the CDC and Salt Lake County Health Department.

In the meantime, Clark Planetarium -- along with other Salt Lake County facilities -- will continue to work on creating a smart, healthy and safe place for our patrons and employees.

Are you at UTAH REGIONAL FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION? Come say hello and explore Mars with our immersive VR experience. #...
03/06/2020

Are you at UTAH REGIONAL FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION? Come say hello and explore Mars with our immersive VR experience. #AweYes

Clark Planetarium is participating in STEM on the hill today. Thank Representative Kent Miles for stopping by to experie...
03/06/2020

Clark Planetarium is participating in STEM on the hill today. Thank Representative Kent Miles for stopping by to experience our VR. #AweYes #ClarkPlanetarium

This annual event features women leaders, in STEM-related careers, in an entertaining and engaging event specifically de...
03/03/2020

This annual event features women leaders, in STEM-related careers, in an entertaining and engaging event specifically design to encourage future, female leaders. This event is by invitation/ticket only; To request an invitation or ticket please send a direct Facebook message.

Pardon our space dust. We are bringing in a new temporary exhibit. Visit Clark Planetarium on March 13, 2020 to find out...
02/26/2020

Pardon our space dust. We are bringing in a new temporary exhibit. Visit Clark Planetarium on March 13, 2020 to find out what it is.

Thank you Katherine Johnson for your contributions to space exploration.
02/24/2020

Thank you Katherine Johnson for your contributions to space exploration.

“I counted the steps to the road, the steps up to church… anything that could be counted, I did.”

As a girl, Katherine Johnson counted everything. As a mathematician, her calculations proved critical to our early successes in space travel. Honor her memory today: https://go.nasa.gov/2TcgKG0

Mark your calendars and join us for the April 17 premier at Clark Planetarium!
02/21/2020

Mark your calendars and join us for the April 17 premier at Clark Planetarium!

Official announcement! Daisy Ridley is the narrator for IMAX’s new educational film #AsteroidHunters, a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world. Asteroid Hunters will launch in select #IMAX theatres starting April 17.

FEB. 13, 2020 -- Due to technical difficulties, today's 3 p.m. was cancelled. However, the 4 p.m. showings of "Dinosaurs...
02/13/2020

FEB. 13, 2020 -- Due to technical difficulties, today's 3 p.m. was cancelled.

However, the 4 p.m. showings of "Dinosaurs in Antarctica" and members-only screenings at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. are still set.

Remember Thursday February 13 is the Clark Planetarium Member screening of Dinosaurs of Antarctica.Not yet a member? Vis...
02/12/2020

Remember Thursday February 13 is the Clark Planetarium Member screening of Dinosaurs of Antarctica.

Not yet a member? Visit today, and get unlimited shows with a membership. Packages start at only $30.

Visit Clark Planetarium today for the perfect Valentine's day gift. Two tickets and a wrapped anatomical heart necklace ...
02/10/2020

Visit Clark Planetarium today for the perfect Valentine's day gift. Two tickets and a wrapped anatomical heart necklace for $30.

Enter an #AugmentedReality portal to a land full of #dinosaurs.  Download Zappar from the app. store and scan the code. ...
02/06/2020

Enter an #AugmentedReality portal to a land full of #dinosaurs. Download Zappar from the app. store and scan the code. #AR

Dinosaurs of Antarctica opens Feb. 14 at Clark Planetarium in IMAX 3D.

Clark Planetarium: Where knowledge can take you places.Get a #membership to Clark Planetarium today!
02/05/2020

Clark Planetarium: Where knowledge can take you places.

Get a #membership to Clark Planetarium today!

Here is a look at things to see in the sky during February. #AweYES
02/04/2020
Tonight | EarthSky

Here is a look at things to see in the sky during February. #AweYES

02/01/2020

#NewMovie: Take a trip back in time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth!

Dinosaurs of Antarctica opens in IMAX 3D at Clark Planetarium on Feb. 14. Tickets under $10.

01/31/2020

#FreeExhibits at Clark Planetarium everyday

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
01/30/2020

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

#NASARemembers

On our Day of Remembrance, we pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other colleagues who have lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery: https://go.nasa.gov/2RFN6JA

Click the link to find out the #StateOfTheCounty in the first episode of the podcast #CountyConversations with Mayor Jen...
01/30/2020
County Conversations with Mayor Jenny Wilson

Click the link to find out the #StateOfTheCounty in the first episode of the podcast #CountyConversations with Mayor Jenny Wilson.

In this podcast, Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson will sit down with county staff, community members, and other local officials to discuss a variety of topics that impact Salt Lake County.

Want to know what it's like to work at #NASA?  Click the link and take the course.
01/29/2020
Innovation Toolkit - Psyche Mission

Want to know what it's like to work at #NASA? Click the link and take the course.

Free Online Courses The NASA Psyche Mission Innovation Toolkit includes a series of free online courses based on the real-world challenges and skills associated with the Psyche mission’s science, engineering, technology, and teamwork. Courses will be developed throughout the life of the mission. C...

#TelescopeSale: $80-$400 off on select telescopes at Clark Planetarium! (sale lasts while supplies last)Get the perfect ...
01/29/2020

#TelescopeSale: $80-$400 off on select telescopes at Clark Planetarium! (sale lasts while supplies last)

Get the perfect gift for someone who loves astronomy. We are restocking our inventory and want to make room for some new scopes.

01/28/2020
KUTV 2News

KUTV 2News

REMEMBERING 34 YEARS LATER: Where were you on January 28, 1986, when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded moments after liftoff?

See the original dome show made by Clark Planetarium today!  Tickets cost less than $10. #TheEdge
01/27/2020

See the original dome show made by Clark Planetarium today! Tickets cost less than $10. #TheEdge

01/25/2020

#Artemis

The China National Space Administration released a batch of new images from the far side of the Moon taken by the Chang'...
01/23/2020

The China National Space Administration released a batch of new images from the far side of the Moon taken by the Chang'e-4 and Yutu-2 robots.

#Promise
01/22/2020

#Promise

What best describes a Mars rover? Tenacity? Fortitude? Courage? We’ve selected nine potential names for the #Mars2020 rover. You can vote for your favorite; results will be considered in selecting the rover’s name. https://go.nasa.gov/2tsEr45

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Take TRAX to the Planetarium Stop located right outside our front door!

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Underground parking is available in the Summer parking area. Clark Planetarium will validate parking for our patrons at the rate of 3 hours for $1. Find out more about parking downtown: http://www.parkingslc.com/

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Looking for astronomy lovers who might be interested in our telescope. Would love to see it go to someone who can appreciate it.
Our visit to Clark Planetarium!
I SAW THE ECLIPSE OF THE SUN !!!
Thanks for organizing the event at Wheeler Farm!