Friday, May 8, 2015, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Spokane Falls Community College
Building 28, Science Building: Chemistry, Life Sciences
3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr., Spokane
The new science building at Spokane Falls Community College features a state-of-the-art digital planetarium that is a virtual classroom into the universe for students of all ages. SFCC uses the planetarium to promote science education by offering shows to K-12 school groups and the general public. A field trip to a local planetarium is a memorable way to get young people excited about science and the wonders of the universe. Movie: Earth, Moon & Sun
There are is no food or beverages allowed in the Planetarium – no exceptions. Thank you for helping us protect this valuable resource to our community!
The 1 hour planetarium show consists of a (approx.) 25 minute live sky presentation followed by a 25 minute full dome movie.
Why do the Sun, Moon, and stars seem to move across the sky? Why are different evening star patterns visible at different times of the year? Why does the Moon seem to change shape from time to time? This amusing and educational planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, a character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Learn why the sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. Examine the moon's orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. Also, the show explores past and future space travel to our moon and beyond.
Please arrive early. The show will start on time and you can't be let in if you are late because it is too disruptive.
Cost: free for the movie and presentation. You have to pay for parking.
Parking Fee: You can park in parking lot P6. Parents arriving in private vehicles will need to purchase a parking day pass or park at a parking meter. Parking Day Passes can be purchased from the Cashier's Office located in Building 17, they are $2 per pass, or from the kiosk located in the P9 parking lot. Parking meters can be found in the P6 parking lot closest to the planetarium and are .50 per hour. This will require additional time and should be factored into your itinerary.
Entering the Science Building 28: Please use the south entrance to the building and wait outside of the planetarium room inside the science building.
Tour limits: 20 people