Dr. Leslie E. Spanel Planetarium

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

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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.

Order tickets at the WWU Box Office.

Tickets not sold at the door

Thu Sep 22 - 7pm
Sat Oct 1 - 3pm
Thu Oct 6 - 7pm
Sat Oct 15 - 3pm
Thu Oct 20 - 7pm
Sat Oct 29 - 3pm
Thu Nov 3 - 7pm
Sat Nov 19 - 3pm
Thur Dec 3 - 7pm
Sat Dec 8 - 3pm


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.

The Digistar 5 projection system is the world's best-selling and most advanced fulldome digital theater system. Digistar can play back the latest fulldome shows, including giant screen film transfers for amazing digital cinema experiences. With Digistar the emphasis is not on the technology but on flexible storytelling tools to customize presentations to any audience.

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