WSU Planetarium preparing for upcoming show

Show costs $5; audience immersed in different scenes



Attendees gaze up at the images of constellations projected by professor Guy Worthey at his “Galaxies Like Dust” show on Aug. 24, 2019, in the WSU Planetarium.

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor

The WSU Planetarium is hosting a guided tour of night skies Friday and Sunday.

Associate physics professor Guy Worthey said the planetarium hosts guided tours every weekend. The show this weekend focuses on the sun.

“We start with a tour of the night sky … and then we go into a preproduced full dome movie,” Worthey said. “You’re under a dome-shaped ceiling and … you can be immersed in a lot of different scenes.”

The planetarium is located in room 231 of Sloan Hall, he said. It costs $5 to get in, and the event starts at 7 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Worthey said he is looking forward to the enthusiasm and excitement people show because of the tour.