Posted February 18, 2020
How big is the earth? How far away is the moon? How exactly does earth’s gravity reach to the moon and bind it in orbit? Follow Newton’s thinking in resolving these nagging questions to confirm his theory uniting the sciences of mechanics and astronomy. Try to understand why he buried his theory in secrecy for a generation while engaging in forbidden occult practices. Learn why many in Newton’s day (including Newton) were profoundly disturbed by his theory of gravity. Share in the one great laugh of Newton’s life and understand how it continues to shape our world. And then finally, consider how Newton’s drives and personal idiosyncrasies continue to color the goals, methods and culture of our physics today. Join us in the Hansen Dome Theater on Thursday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6:45 P.M. as we re-imagine how Isaac Newton’s experience with a falling apple and a falling moon created our modern world.
Posted February 04, 2020
Find out the state of the county in the first episode of the podcast County Conversations with Mayor Jenny Wilson.
Posted January 28, 2020
Learn more about the fun things to see in the night sky during Gateway to the Stars.
Posted December 30, 2019
Clouds in space are made of gas and dust. We call them Nebulae. Some of these nebulae form as a star dies, others are the birthplaces of stars. Night Vision on Thursday, January 2 at 6:45 p.m. will take a closer look at space clouds.
Posted December 02, 2019
Purchase a pre-loaded gift card online or at Clark Planetarium. If you purchase online, we will mail the gift card to you or the gift recipient.