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May 25th, 2021

Clark Planetarium Premieres BIG ASTRONOMY Dome Show

Audra Sorensen - Email
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Clark Planetarium Premieres BIG ASTRONOMY Dome Show

SALT LAKE CITY – Clark Planetarium is pleased to announce the opening of “Big Astronomy,” a new full-dome show that will premiere in the Hansen Dome Theatre on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

The film will show twice daily, at 2:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Tickets cost $7 each before 5 p.m. and $9 each after, except for Planetarium members, who get in for free. Tickets are available at

“Big Astronomy” showcases Chile’s grand observatories and the people who push the limits of technology and what we know about the universe using world-class telescopes. A great deal of astronomy is done in the nation of Chile, due to its special climate and location, which creates stable, dry air. With its high, dry, and dark sites, Chile is one of the best places in the world for observational astronomy. The show takes you to three of the many telescopes along Chile’s mountains.

The movie demonstrates how it takes many people with diverse backgrounds, talents and skills to run a world-class observatory. Engineers, machinists, computer scientists, administrators, cooks, cleaning staff, educators, builders are among the varying types of professionals who support astronomical discovery. 

“Like our other dome theatre movies, “Big Astronomy” features great production values and stellar graphics,” says Dome Theatre Manager, Brandon Crowley, “It's extra exciting to offer a show that puts a spotlight on the people who make science happen.”

Beyond the fascinating places and people involved in astronomical research in Chile, the show also shares the results of the research itself. For more information about “Big Astronomy” visit