Enjoy a free Show at Brigham Young University Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum weekdays and Saturday.
Free Weekly Shows
Free public shows are held in-house Monday-Friday at 7:30 PM with an additional show at 6:30 PM on Monday, and Saturday at 1 PM and 3 PM. Shows typically last 30 to 45 minutes.
The U of U Department of Physics and Astronomy conducts free public Star Parties every CLEAR Wednesday night on the roof of the South Physics Building at the University of Utah. Spring and fall hours begin at 8:00 pm. During winter, star parties will begin at 7:00 pm. In the summer, the observatory will be open at 9:00 pm. We will also hold Solar Parties during summer months that will be held usually on a Wednesday at a time preceding a public star party. Those days will be posted on this website’s calendar so return for updates.
We give tours and star parties for scout groups and other public groups on weekdays and Saturdays (except Wednesdays). The tours and star parties are subject to weather and availability. Questions concerning these can be directed to our email firstname.lastname@example.org. We now have telescopes available for travelling to off-campus locations for star parties. These are considered per-request and are left to the discretion of the observatory staff.
Be sure to sign our guest log while you are enjoying the sky to be a part of the observatory’s history and to help track attendance.
The current Star Party conductors and volunteer are Paul Ricketts, Cierra Blair, and Thad Roberts. If you have any questions about star parties please contact them at email@example.com. If you would like to be included in Paul’s astronomy newsletter, use the same email as above with your name and the email you wish to receive it at.
For more information on The University of Utah Astronomy Club and to become a member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to join, please send your name, email address, major and year (for students), and if you would like, your telephone number. Meeting times will be placed on the calendar. A separate web page is up at UUAC for the club.
The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures is pleased to announce their newest exhibit, “Nuchu: Voices of the Ute People.”
The exhibit celebrates the rich heritage of the Ute throughout northeastern Utah, including Utah Valley. In the exhibit, their voices tell the story of their vibrant history and life.
The exhibit contains items collected around the Vernal area of Utah during the 1930s and 1940s. The text and labels for this exhibit are taken from interviews with Ute tribal members over the past 15 years, providing an opportunity to hear how the Ute view the items and their own heritage. Helping to fulfil the MPC’s mission to train future museum professionals, “students have combed through hours of interviews and texts, collaborated on the design of the galleries, and built the displays,” Kari Nelson, curator of education, said.
Museum of Peoples and Cultures
Brigham Young University
700 North 100 East, Provo, Utah
Weekly Public Planetarium Shows planetarium shows given by the BYU Astronomical Society are held most Friday nights.
The shows start promptly at 7 and 8 PM. There is no late admittance. Because it gets very dark in the planetarium the shows may not be appropriate for some young children. Please keep in mind that it is difficult to leave once the show has begun.
After the shows, the observation deck on the roof will be open, weather permitting, with telescopes setup for the public to look through.
The Planetarium is located in room N465 on the 4th floor of the Eyring Science Center on BYU Campus in Provo, Utah.
Royden G. Derrick Planetarium
Eyring Science Center, BYU
Campus Dr, Provo, UT 84606 (801) 422-5396
The school is built to look as if we are ready for a day of learning at the turn of the twentieth century, about 1900. It resembles the one built at approximately 104th S. and 1300 West.
This house is built to look like the home of Byrum Henry Beckstead, one of the first settlers in South Jordan and was built especially for children. In it they (you) have the opportunity to feel what it would have been like to live back in the early days of South Jordan.
There were several stores in early South Jordan. The first large store was the Jordan Mercantile run by Joseph Holt. It was located at 10346 South 1300 West and was built about 1895. It carried a full line of household and farm items. It also housed an office, dance hall and stage. The wonderful building here in the History Center is a combination of two later stores that were important places in the lives of the early settlers starting around 1930.
In early days mail delivery was very different from today. Mail to this area of the Salt Lake Valley was delivered once a week to the city of Sandy. One postman, or mail carrier, then delivered mail to the South Jordan, Bennion, West Jordan, Riverton, Draper, Midvale and Crescent cities. Then back to Sandy he went! He carried it all on his back in 2 bags.
Terrific Tuesdays – Monthly at 6 pm
Look no further than the Gale Center of History and Culture on Tuesday evenings for exciting family fun activities! We will have arts & crafts, guest speakers, movies, games, demonstrations etc.