Fall planetarium shows continue Nov. 19 and Dec. 3

Western Today staff

The fall season planetarium show at Western Washington University continues at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Dr. Leslie E. Spanel Planetarium in Haggard Hall on the WWU campus.

The presentation this fall is a full-dome movie called “Stars of the Pharaohs” with a question-and-answer period with a Western astronomer afterwards.

“Stars of the Pharaohs,” which is suitable for adults and children over the age of 8, focuses on ancient Egypt and the connection ancient Egyptians had with stars and many astronomical phenomena. Viewers will learn how science was used to tell time, make a calendar, and align large buildings. Photographs and measurements taken by the production team in Egypt will recreate ancient temples and tombs as they were thousands of years ago.

The last upcoming presentation this fall is scheduled for Dec. 3. Every show begins at 6 p.m., and nobody will be admitted after the show begins. The show is roughly one hour in length.

Tickets are $5 per person or $3 with a student ID from any school. Tickets are not sold at the door, but are ordered at the WWU Box Office at tickets.wwu.edu.

For more information, email planetarium@wwu.edu or visit the website http://www.wwu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml.  

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