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Clark Planetarium Unveils Renovated, Reimagined Space Science Exhibits


Public invited to celebrate at “Ready, Set, Relaunch” Party with free shows and prize giveaways.

More than a year in the making, Clark Planetarium will unveil its renovated, reimagined space science exhibits to the public at its “Ready, Set, Relaunch” party on Saturday, October 22. In honor of the occasion, the public is invited for a ribbon cutting ceremony, free screenings of some shows, prize giveaways, free activities, and more.

“Ready, Set, Relaunch” begins with a ribbon cutting ceremony, featuring remarks by Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. The event will feature free, sponsored screenings of select films in the Orbital ATK IMAX Theatre and the Hansen Dome Theatre, with special random giveaways during all showings. Partygoers can also participate in a special “relaunch” craft activity on the third floor, or grab lunch at a food truck on 100 So. Additional information about select free screenings and how to obtain tickets can be found at

Clark Planetarium and Salt Lake County hope this event will reignite the community’s passion for space science and the science in our daily lives. “The renovation of our exhibits program has been more than a year in the making. We’re excited to share this moment with the public,” said Clark Planetarium Director Seth Jarvis. “These changes will provide an updated venue for our community to explore space science for years to come.”

WHAT: Ready, Set, Relaunch Party at Clark Planetarium

WHEN: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
10:00 am – Press briefing, ribbon cutting ceremony, return of Moon rock
10:30 am – Doors open to the public
11:00 am – 12:59 pm – Free screenings in the Orbital ATK IMAX Theatre
11:30 am – 1:29 pm – Free screenings in the Hansen Dome Theatre
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Food trucks from the Food Truck League
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Free “relaunch” craft activity on the Third Floor
6:45 pm – Free live presentation of “Night Vision” in the Hansen Dome Theatre
8:00 pm – Free screening of Rock the Dome: Classic in the Hansen Dome Theatre   

The support of Clark Planetarium’s community partners makes this event possible: Vestar, Wells Fargo, Zions Bank, National Parks Conservation Association, KUTV2, Goldman Sachs, and City Weekly.

About Clark Planetarium

Clark Planetarium’s mission is to create and present stimulating educational programs that effectively share astronomy and space exploration information with Salt Lake County residents, Utah students, educators and families, and visitors from around the country and the world. For more information visit or follow Clark Planetarium on Twitter or Facebook.


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