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  • Clark Planetarium's Hansen Dome is a dome-shaped theater with a 55-foot diameter and a 360-degree immersive viewing experience. We have several live special events featured each month. In addition to our live dome presentations listed below, we also host daily shows. Click here to view what is currently playing.


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    DomeLab Clark Planetarium is an open monthly meetup for artists to stretch their creativity on our dome screens. DomeLab is open to anyone interested in creating and collaborating on projects of all types: digital artists, painters, musicians, DJs, VJs, photographers or even programmers. Just bring your creativity and materials and our production techs will help guide your full-dome creative exploration.

    DomeLab meetups are free and take place every month. For more information about DomeLab, join our Facebook group.

    Upcoming dates:
    February 18
    March 11

    Nigh Vision Banner

    Night Vision takes place under our dome sky and is performed live by our planetarium experts. The show focuses on a special topic each week and explores new ways to see the cosmos, from discoveries on Mars to worlds outside our solar system, Black Holes, space exploration, and the changing of seasons.

    January 17 and 19 – Eclipses and Moon Phases
    January 24 and 26 – Observing the Sky as an Astronomer
    January 31 and February 2 – Space Technology Spinoffs

    Night Vision is presented most Thursday and Saturday evenings at 6:45 pm. It is free for members and $2 (plus tax) for everyone else. Get your tickets here.

    Gateway to the Stars Banner

    Gateway to the Stars takes place under our dome sky and is performed live by our planetarium experts. The show highlights the noteworthy astronomical sights and current events in an informal, conversational setting. It features animation, full-dome CG, and deep-space photography to illustrate the physiognomy of the night sky in our high-resolution, digital planetarium. We’ll discuss practical considerations of observing the sky with or without a telescope; this is also a great place to bring any questions you’ve ever had about astronomy and stargazing.

    February 2, 2019

    Gateway to the Starts is presented the first Saturday of each month at 6:45 pm. It is free for members and $2 (plus tax) for everyone else. Get your tickets here.

    Cosmic Light Shows Banner

    Our dome technicians combine the music you love with a mind-blowing laser light show and full-dome CG experience. Check upcoming show times and join us for this visual and audio euphoric trip in the dome. Get your tickets here.