Meet 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
As Director, Ms. Smith works closely with the Board to implement Clark Planetarium's mission and strategic plan. Community engagement and hands-on learning is a vital element of the educational process. Ms. Smith is committed to building long-term support for Clark Planetarium and developing relationships with residents in Salt Lake County.
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.
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 helps shape the organization’s vision and direction. Click here to view the board minutes and agenda.
- Rees Petersen, Chair, Wells Fargo
- Allison Thompson, Vice-Chair,
- Jonathan Barnes, Salt Lake Community College
- Thomas Becket, Parsons Behle & Latimer
- Weston Clark, Community Volunteer
- Cici Compton, Community Volunteer
- Jake Garn Former Utah Senator and Retired Astronaut
- Michael Hanson, Zions Bank
- Ahsan Iqbal, The Boeing Company
- James Karner, PhD, University of Utah
- Ulrich Rassner, University of Utah
- Olga Siggins, Northrop Grumman
- Councilman Richard Snelgrove, Salt Lake County Council
- Kim Wilson, Larry H. Miller Companies
Special thanks to Mayor Jenny Wilson and the Salt Lake City Council