University of Washington Planetarium Shows

In-person
09/20/2023, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA) A220 - Planetarium
In-person
09/20/2023, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA) A220 - Planetarium
In-person
09/20/2023, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA) A220 - Planetarium
In-person
09/20/2023, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA) A220 - Planetarium

Prepare to be transported to realms beyond imagination as we cordially invite you to embark on an unforgettable journey through the cosmos. Our resplendent planetarium shows promise to ignite your curiosity and stretch the boundaries of your perception, as we delve into the enigmatic depths of the universe like never before witnessed.

We will explore the wonders of our solar system, as the majestic planets grace the celestial stage with their mesmerizing presence. Gaze in awe at the intricate dance of celestial bodies, from the fiery beauty of the Sun to the enigmatic allure of distant asteroids, each holding secrets waiting to be unraveled. Venture further into the vast expanse of space, and marvel at the captivating tapestry of galaxies strewn across the cosmic canvas. Witness the grandeur of swirling spiral galaxies, resplendent with their spiral arms adorned in stellar splendor. Marvel at the elliptical galaxies, their ethereal forms a testament to the ebb and flow of cosmic evolution. Delve into the mysteries of irregular galaxies, where chaos and order collide in a mesmerizing cosmic ballet. But our cosmic odyssey doesn’t end there. Brace yourself as we voyage into the very heart of darkness, where the enigmatic phenomena known as black holes reside. Experience the awe-inspiring power of these cosmic beasts as they devour light and distort the fabric of space-time. Dare to comprehend the mind-bending gravitational forces that shape our universe, as we navigate the labyrinthine corridors of these celestial enigmas.

As the lights dim and the ethereal ambiance envelops you, be captivated by the immersive and dynamic presentations delivered by the luminaries of the University of Washington’s astronomical community. Current UW astronomers and students, experts in their respective fields, will guide you through a vast voyage through the cosmos. This opportunity will also enable¬†you to ask questions about your cosmic curiosity, what is it like to major in astronomy and astrophysics, and what astronomers do on a daily basis!

Whether you are a seasoned astronomer or curious about astronomy as a career or major, please join us at the University of Washington Planetarium at the Physics and Astronomy Atrium (PAA) that promises an unparalleled experience that will leave you spellbound!

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