Meet the Clark 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.
For more than 50 years, Clark Planetarium, formerly the Hansen Planetarium, has been Salt Lake’s go-to destination for visitors of all ages who want to discover and learn about space and science. We engage audiences inside our walls and across the State of Utah in the creative process that is science through educational outreach, hands-on exhibits, on-site programming, and our IMAX and dome theatres.
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Clark Planetarium Leadership Team
Mr. Jarvis is passionate about astronomy and science education. He built his first telescope when he was 12, joined the staff of Hansen Planetarium as a part-time usher in 1978, and was hired as the Director of Hansen Planetarium in 2001. He was deeply involved in the design and construction of the new Clark Planetarium, which opened in April 2003. He is the author of numerous planetarium shows that are shown in planetarium domes around the world and he is the author of four children’s astronomy books. Mr. Jarvis is steering the Planetarium though an exciting chapter in its 51 year history, leading efforts to support public science literacy and inspire scientific curiosity.
Development and Marketing Manager
Working closely with the Director and the Board, Ms. Smith is responsible for creating and implementing community engagement with the Planetarium. From strategic marketing and public relations to building relationships with private, corporate and civic supporters, Ms. Smith is committed to building long-term support for Clark Planetarium.
Education & Exhibits Manager
Responsible for overseeing education programs that reach students throughout the entire State of Utah, as well as guiding the Planetarium’s exhibits and collections program, Mr. Johnson ensures that the Planetarium fulfills its mission to deliver innovative science experiences that drive curiosity and learning.
Anna Marie Tueller
Ms. Tueller oversees strategic financial planning for the Planetarium, ensuring that the organization’s resources are managed wisely and aligned with its long-term strategic plan and mission.
Leading a team of animators and game developers, Mr. Proctor’s department produces full length, full dome content and digital interactives for the Planetarium.
Mr. Morris is responsible for guest and building operations, including oversight of the Planetarium’s Hansen Dome Theatre.
Mr. Cox oversees technology for the Planetarium and leads the programming and care of the Orbital ATK IMAX Theatre.
Clark Planetarium Advisory Board
Offering strategic guidance, this exceptional group of leaders help shape the organization’s vision and direction.
- Rees Petersen, Chair
- Allison Thompson, Vice Chair
- Jonathan Barnes
- Thomas Beckett
- Weston Clark
- CiCi Compton
- Ret. Senator Jake Garn
- Jordan Hansen
- Michael Hanson
- Ahsan Iqbal
- Dr. James Karner
- Bianca Lyon
- Dr. Ulrich Rassner
- Olga Siggins
- County Council Member Richard Snelgrove
- Kim Wilson