Dr. Leslie E. Spanel Planetarium

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

Stars of the Pharaohs - click for details
    Temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in original splendor.

PUBLIC SHOWS - Winter 2015

      January 7 & 21
      February 4 & 18
      March 4 & 18
      All shows begin 6:00PM.

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 Stars of the Pharaohs.

This presentation appropriate for ages 8 years and older.

Total show duration, about one hour. Tickets prices are $10.00 each, or $5.00 with student ID (any school).

Order tickets at the WWU Box Office.

Tickets not sold at the door


Private presentations are available to all sorts of groups for a fee. Please see Reservations for more information about scheduling your event.

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


Spanel Planetarium has installed a Digistar 5 projection system. Digistar 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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