Department of Physics and Astronomy

WSU Planetarium

The WSU Planetarium

features a Spitz A3 star projector. It is used for astronomy classes and for groups from schools and other groups. If you have a group of ten or more, you can arrange a free, one-hour sky tour during business hours.
Please email Dr. Michael Allen at to arrange.

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We regret that we cannot offer general public access at this time. We are presently raising funds for a new digital projector and the capability of offering public events. The WSU Foundation will be happy to assist you if you wish to accelerate the upgrade with a financial gift (donate to "astronomy development fund"). Renovation of the planetarium projector is the top priority for facilities improvements in the department.

October 1 Spitz Skydome demo!

Save the date!

  • 2:00 p.m. Demo for WSU organizations, departments, clubs, and units
  • 4:00 p.m. Demo for WSU Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • 7:30 p.m. Demo for the community. Public invited!
Department of Physics and Astronomy, PO Box 642814, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-2814, 509-335-1698, Contact Us