skywatcher-250PULLMAN, Wash. – New this spring, the Washington State University planetarium will offer a series of public presentations that explore the stories and science behind the stars. Tickets cost $10; they are $7 for students if purchased in advance.

Presentations will include:

• Stargazing 101, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, and Tuesday, Jan. 21

virgo-350• Virgo and Valentines: Romance in the Sky, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, and Friday, Feb. 14

• Turn, Turn, Turn: Equinoxes, Solstices and Seasons, 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, and 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23

• Sky Mothers, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12

• Our Planets, Their Planets, 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4, and 7 p.m. Friday, May 16

Presenter Kaylan Petrie is a Ph.D. student in mathematics and science education at WSU. She has four years’ experience as a planetarium educator, working with both the WSU planetarium and the Palouse Science Center, and seven years’ experience working in science museums.

Tickets are available in advance through the Beasley Coliseum Box Office, TicketsWest online (http://www.ticketswest.com/venues/wsu-planetarium/22497/) or by calling 800-325-SEAT (7328). Tickets will also be available at the door first come, first served.

 

Contacts:

Guy Worthey, WSU physics and astronomy, 509-335-4994, gworthey@wsu.edu

Kaylan Petrie, kaylan.petrie@wsu.edu