We are the WWU Planeteers
We are all astronomy enthusiasts who
have been trained to provide your group
with a presentation of the facility's available programs.
Each guide has their own academic and professional pursuits in
addition to working at the planetarium. The guide assigned to your
presentation may be changed if neccessary to accommodate our busy
WWU students, would you like to help design planetarium programming, give presentations, or
use the facility for a unique idea of your own? We need writers, musicians, graphic artists,
video and audio technicians, and of course, astronomers. For more information on becoming
a planeteer, please
Resources for Planeteers and Faculty What's Up?
Basic observing skills; using a planisphere, coordinates, finding deep sky objects (pdf). The Sun's Family
The evolution of the solar system and its place in the galaxy; dust cloud accretion to white dwarf (pdf). Reasons for the Seasons
Position, movement, and angles of the Earth's orbit (pdf). It's a Phase We're Going Through
Lunar phases, eclipses, tides (pdf). Stellar Astronomy
Stellar evolution, electromagnetic spectrum, intelligent life in the Universe (pdf).