The WSU Planetarium features a digital fulldome projection system. During a sky tour, audiences interact with the projected sky and the docent to learn about astronomy. The dome is a 24 foot diameter plastic-laminated glass-fiber dome. It was finished and installed in Sloan Hall in March, 1962. In 1968 the projector was upgraded to the Spitz A3-P. In 2014, an interim spheric mirror digital projection system was added, upgraded to 4k resolution in summer 2016. It is used for WSU astronomy classes, school groups, other groups, and evening public shows. If you have a group of ten or more, you can arrange a free, one-hour sky tour during business hours. We find it especially easy to schedule in the 11 a.m. hour. Please email Dr. Michael Allen at
mlfa(at)wsu.edu to arrange.
New! Each Wed noon: “Stellar Meditation” Guided meditation over the lunch hour. Starts Jan 24.
$5 public shows
Jan 26 & 28 “Millions of Miles to Mars”
Feb 9 & 11 “HST’s Greatest Hits”
Feb 14 “Some Like It Hot”
Feb 23 & 25 “Cosmic Fireworks”
March 23 & 25 “Strange Universe”
April 20, 22 “Dr. Who’s Cosmos”
April 27 & 29 “Drifters in the Dark: Voyager 1 and 2”