Dr. Leslie E. Spanel Planetarium

An academic facility dedicated to preserving the arts, skills, and science of astronomy, and of cultural starlore.

PUBLIC SHOWS - SPRING 2017

Secret Lives of Stars - click for details
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The Secret Lives of Stars
Not all stars are created equal. Some are massive. Others are tiny; almost insignificant. The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live and even the type of death it will die. We will witness the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart of TV's Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films.

No admission after show starts.

The presentation currently features a LIVE astronomer star talk with question and answer time, and the feature length full-dome movie Secret Lives of Stars.

This presentation appropriate for ages 8 years and older.

Total show duration, about one hour. Tickets prices are $10.00 each for all attending. Show times listed below.

Dynamic Earth - click for details
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Dynamic Earth
The award-winning Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson.

No admission after show starts.

The presentation currently features a LIVE astronomer star talk with question and answer time, and the feature length full-dome movie Dynamic Earth.

This presentation appropriate for ages 8 years and older.

Total show duration, about one hour. Tickets prices are $10.00 each for all attending. Show times listed below.


SHOW TIMES

Order tickets at the WWU Box Office. Tickets not sold at the door

April
Thu Apr 6 6PM - Secret Lives of Stars
Sat Apr 15 3PM - Dynamic Earth
Thu Apr 20 6PM - Dynamic Earth
May
Thu May 4 6PM - Secret Lives of Stars
Sat May 13 3PM - Secret Lives of Stars
June
Thu Jun 1 6PM - Dynamic Earth
Sat Jun 10 3PM - Dynamic Earth
Thu Jun 15 6PM - Secret Lives of Stars
Thu Jun 29 6PM - Secret Lives of Stars



PRIVATE SHOWS

Private presentations are available to all sorts of groups for a fee. Please see our page with the Presentation Descriptions for more information about private events.

Presentations are available as part of any WWU class curiculum free of charge.



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