Astronomy Day 2012

Professional and amateur astronomers from across the world will gather to celebrate Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

Clark Planetarium & the University of Utah will be hosting a series of events during the day and the Salt Lake Astronomical Society (SLAS) features a star party at the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex that evening.

Events start at 12:30 p.m. with half price admission to any show in the Hansen Dome Theatre until 6:45 p.m. Discounted show tickets will be available at the ticket window on the day of the event.

Clark Planetarium’s education department, Salt Lake County Library Services,University of Utah Physics & Astronomy and SLAS will provide free hands on demonstrations and activities at the planetarium from 1 – 4 p.m. with a chance win a free telescope courtesy of Celestron.

Please see below for a complete schedule of Astronomy Day events.

    Show Schedule:

    • 12:30 p.m. Perfect Little Planet
    • 1:30 p.m. Ultimate Universe
    • 2:30 p.m. Perfect Little Planet
    • 3:30 p.m. Black Holes
    • 4:30 p.m. Telescope and observing presentation by Mike Murray
    • 5:30 p.m. Perfect Little Planet
    • 6:45 p.m. Night Vision

    Free Activities:


      More information regarding the events at the Clark Planetarium is available here.

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