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Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

Astrophotography of Petr Horalek

Petr Horalek is an astrophotographer in Czech Republic. After the graduation of Bachelor’s study in theoretical physics and astrophysics at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech, he worked in Astronomical institute of Academy of Sciences (until 2012), and in Úpice observatory (until 2014). In January, 2015, as the ESO (European Southern Observatory) Photo Ambassador, he visited La Silla and Paranal observatories in Chile, which have the largest telescopes in the world. Through the lens, Petr Horalek captured the spectacular images of the night skies above the world-renowned observatories.

For more information about the astrophotography of Petr Horalek, please visit the website of the European Southern Observatory and his Facebook and website.

Pure skies above the La Silla:

Pink skies and the hidden galaxy:

Resting VLT and airglow "ribs":

La Silla ear vs. Milky Way ear:

Magellanic Clouds above the Danish 1.54-metre telescope:

Celestial Nomad Takes Centre Stage:

Celestial Nomad Takes Centre StageColourful La Silla:

Atacama view:

View above La Silla:

View above the Swedish/ESO Submillimetre Telescope:

Paranal laser:

Sprites at Paranal Observatory:

[Sprites are extremely rare atmosphere phemomena caused by irregularities in the ionosphere, high above storm clouds, at altitudes of about 80 kilometres. Typically seen as groups of red-orange flashes, they are triggered by positive cloud-to-ground lightning, which is rarer and more powerful than its negative counterpart, as the lightning discharge originates from the upper regions of the cloud, further from the ground. In a short burst, the sprite extends rapidly downwards, creating dangling red tendrils before disappearing.]

Paranal red sprites:

Paranal red sprites

Paranal before the daybreak:

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