Our Shows

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School and Private Shows

Choose from our four available virtual presentations:

Habitability and The Search For Life

Exploring "earth-like" planets and what is required for life. We'll visit Venus and Mars and talk about what life might look like there. Live presentation.

What Is A Planet?

Discussing the definition of a planet and following the journey of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond. We'll visit Pluto and Ceres and talk about how scientists got a spacecraft several billion miles away from Earth. Live presentation.

All About Moons!

We'll visit several moons in the solar system (including our own) and find where water, cryovolcanoes, and methane has been found. We'll visit Enceladus, Titan, Europa, and more and talk about the unique environments found there. Live presentation.

Sky Tonight

Taking a look at the night sky and all it has to offer. We'll pick out constellations, stars, planets, and deep space objects you can find on a clear night in your own backyard! Live presentation.

 

All virtual shows are in line with the Next Generation Science Standards for grades 4 to 12.

Our group shows are offered for a low-cost option of $30, and our full price is $50. If you have the ability to support the planetarium through a ticket purchase you can choose either of these options. We have a limited number of complimentary shows available. Please contact us to ask about availability.

Schedule a Show

To schedule a show, please email physics@wwu.edu with your school name, class grade, and anticipated number of participating students. If you choose to purchase a ticket, information on how to do so will be sent to you. You will receive a Zoom link that can be distributed to your students. Please send in your request for a show two weeks in advance.

In the past we have been able to offer complimentary shows to our school partners due to sponsorship by a local industry partner. While the pandemic has eliminated that funding source, we are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of no-cost or low-cost shows to our public school partners. Please contact us and we will work with you on options. All virtual shows are live presentations.