Western Washington University   College of Sciences and Technology   Physics/Astronomy Dept.   Bellingham, WA USA

Digistar 5

How Much Does it Cost?
Students (any age) $3.00
Non-Students $5.00

Private shows for a
minimum of 20 people or
minimum payment of $60.

Following the presentation you will receive an invoice based on attendance. Make checks payable to Western Washington University. If possible please arrange to deliver a single check for your entire group.

For programs scheduled as part of a WWU course curriculum there is no fee.

Available by Appointment Mon-Thur 8:00AM - 9:00PM
Fri 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Sun 1:00PM - 9:00PM

Control and Production Console
Control and Production Console
Printer Cabinet

Donations to the Planetarium
WWU Planetarium
516 High St. MS-9164
Bellingham, WA 98225

48 deg 44.14 min north latitude
122 deg 29.11 min west longitude

The Planetarium Facility
scheduling | directions | displays | history
The planetarium dome is 24 feet in diameter and has comfortable seating for 45 plus floor space for a few more. There are displays with art and artifacts relating to astronomy and space science. Elevator access is available if needed. Assistive Listening Devices are available upon request.

Digistar 5 The projection system is a Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5, a full-color, full-dome, state-of-the-art digital projector.

Digistar is the world's best-selling and most advanced fulldome digital theater system. Designed for maximum ease-of-use and intuitive system operation, Digistar redefines what's possible in a digital planetarium with its sophisticated user interface, enhanced realtime capabilities, ultra-high resolution fulldome video playback and open architecture. With Digistar the emphasis is not on the technology but on flexible storytelling tools to customize presentations to any audience.

Because it is digital, the Digistar can be programmed to project virtually any image that can be rendered on a computer, meaning that teachers can develop programs and lessons on any subject in the arts as well as the sciences.

Digistar can play back the latest fulldome shows, including giant screen film transfers for amazing digital cinema experiences. Also, Digistar is all about astronomy and science. The software contains the most comprehensive set of astronomical data ever assembled, including the fully integrated Digital Universe data set from the American Museum of Natural History and NASA. Digistar contains the known universe in three-dimensional realtime computer graphics.

Luxurious Seating
click to enlarge The facility has high-back, thick cushioned, comfortable luxurious seating with lots of leg room.

Our sincerest gratitude goes out to friends of the planetarium who contributed and made the seating upgrade happen. A special thanks to Phil Groce of Konica Minolta for his help with the installation.

                  Thank you!